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.
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.