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|Subject: ANother Obama 'whopper' of a lie||Date: 1/27/2013 11:42 AM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 668466 of 767038|
FF: Have you ever fired a gun?
Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.
FF: The whole family?
Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.
It is odd that the president would make that claim only now, after several years of tough campaigning, where such a revelation would have earned him both interest and praise from the voters he once dismissed as “bitter.”
It is unclear whether Obama meant to include himself in his response; he is not directly quoted as saying he personally went shooting, but that "we"--people staying at Camp David--did so. He did not include or exclude himself specifically.
But if Obama did, indeed, mean to refer to himself, it would not be the first time he has boasted of his sporting knowledge or prowess--often without the evidence to back him up.
He has long claimed to be a fan of the Chicago White Sox, for example, but could not name a single White Sox player when asked, and incorrectly referred to the name of their home stadium as “Cominskey Field.
Likely Obama has actually never fired a gun in his life. The 'we' business means his friends did.......but he never said 'he' fired a single shot.....or did it more than once.
Another 'dancing' around and 'nuancing' a statement.....
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