Obama speaks with world leader on phone while holding baseball bat
August 1st, 2012
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Obama speaks with world leader on phone while holding baseball bat

(CNN) - It's still a mystery why President Barack Obama was holding a baseball bat during his telephone conversation with Turkey's prime minister earlier this week. An official White House photo shows the president with the bat in one hand and a phone in the other.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the photo on Tuesday and promised get some answers but so far nothing.

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  1. R.I.P. Damon

    Can't really say I care what the answer is. Some pretty amusing posts so far though...should've known somebody would find a way to inject Sarah Palin into this

    August 1, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. Amber

    Obama: I am ready for whatever comes out of that Mitt.

    August 1, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. truth hurts

    Sniffit – He's leaving that to the DOJ and the special prosecutors assigned to it so that he's not interfering and abusing his power
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    they are not special prosecutors. they are doj lawyers that report to holder who reports to obama who was with the leakers. no conflict of interetst there huh? the american people will never know who compromised top secret information even though just about the whole world already knows who it was, just not officially.

    and then there was the dropping of the case against the black panthers for standing outside a polling place with a night stick after some of obama's political appointees pushed to get it dropped. the obama administration is corrupt as the night is long.

    August 1, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  4. D-Man

    A publicity shot, cause he sure doesn't know how to use it !!!!

    August 1, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. demwit

    Whats the big deal? Clinton played with cigars..., maybe this is what it takes for Obama.

    August 1, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. Marty, FL

    I have no doubt Pres. Obama will get back with an answer.

    On the other hand, where is the promised information from Romney regarding his taxes during the ABC interview? Still waiting.

    August 1, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Sniffit – He's leaving that to the DOJ and the special prosecutors assigned to it so that he's not interfering and abusing his power
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    they are not special prosecutors. they are doj lawyers that report to holder who reports to obama who was with the leakers. no conflict of interetst there huh? the american people will never know who compromised top secret information even though just about the whole world already knows who it was, just not officially.

    and then there was the dropping of the case against the black panthers for standing outside a polling place with a night stick after some of obama's political appointees pushed to get it dropped. the obama administration is corrupt as the night is long."

    Sorry, my tinfoil hat doesn't receive the paranoia frequency. Let's talk later when your episode is over.

    August 1, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
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