PHOTO: President And Mrs. Obama Make The Verizon Center Kiss Cam (UPDATE: Twice)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made it to their courtside seats just in time for the tip-off of Monday night's Olympic tuneup between the U.S. men's basketball team and Brazil.

First Lady Michelle Obama was a little late in arriving after taking in some tennis, making her appearance midway through the second quarter with the U.S. trailing. What happened next was a stroke of genius, and we highly recommend the Verizon Center employee responsible for a promotion and/or raise.

Via Michael Hurley on Twitter.

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We'll just say: The score was 29-21 to Brazil when the, ahem, shutdown happened. The U.S. closed the half on a 16-5 run.

So, nice work, Mrs. Obama. Gotta keep focus during these critical times.

UPDATE: Hey, sometimes it's good to be the leader of the free world. Via Wolf Blitzer (yes, that Wolf Blitzer) on Twitter.

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