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Arne Duncan’s Houdini Hoops

by Keith Koffler on February 28, 2012, 12:18 pm

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may be shamelessly circumventing Congress by allowing states to opt out of No Child Left Behind as long as they embrace President Obama’s education policies.

But he sure can play basketball. Take a look at this.

Obama plays with Duncan regularly on the weekends. POTUS is either getting the kid gloves, or he’s got game. I suspect the latter, since they played before Obama went prime time politically.

H/T to Fishbowl DC.


Shofar February 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

But didn’t Obama take a shot to the face during one of his “pick up games?” If I remember correctly he ended up with a bloody nose. He can’t be that good if he couldn’t dodge an elbow.

JD Bandit February 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Obama might not be the greatest, or even the smartest POTUS, but you must admit that he sure has a sweet fade-away, jump shot.

Star February 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Barf. (Yes, that is a political term of art.)

Mark Davis, MD February 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Is it possible to measure the extent of one’s education, probably not. No child left behind has done just that, left millions of children behind. The top has been pulled down to accomodate those who for whatever reason cannot make the grade. Why should many be made to suffer because others falter? Good intensions with extensive ramifications.

Susan February 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Unintended consequences. The behemoth federal government is famous for them…

sportinlife10 February 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Well, if playing basketball well doesn’t qualify you to be first, the Head of Chicago’s schools, (failing then, failing now) and now the o’s Secretary of Education, I don’t know what does.
In the words of Bill Ayres, “Is this a great country or what?”

ol gator February 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

What is the political term for an anointed one who believes own many lies ?

sportinlife10 February 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm

dirty lying sum_____?