About a week ago, the New Republic interviewed President Obama, and Obama mentioned that he skeet shoots (does skeet shooting?) all the time. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), apparently in desperate need of media attention, demanded proof that Obama isn’t lying:
If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing?
Because apparently we can’t just believe people anymore. “Pics or it didn’t happen” is now the standard for everything. “I had a sandwich for lunch today.” “Prove it!”
Well, because Obama is such a good sport (and, I assume, because he loves making his opponents look ridiculous), the White House released a photo of him skeet shooting.
I await the Congresswoman’s apology. Not like it will ever come.