I'd opine playing checkers is better than what President BushII did which was mostly just playing with himself. But given all the contradictory 'intel' being spun I'd say Obama is playing poker and keeping his cards close to his chest- though that won't stop the CONs from making crap up.
The dates for all this would indicate no one is playing chess, but a few muckrackers are trying to stir the pot.
Obama didn't even have enough experience to throw anything into the pot.
In fact Obama isn't even in the picture.
Artist brings the presidents to life in series of paintings - News - Morning Sun - Pittsburg, KS
This article on that painting (and there is also one of Democratic presidents doing the same thing) is from Oct. 1, 2008 -- about a month before Obama was elected. Shocking.
This is too easy sometimes.The paintings were completed in spring 2007. Thomas said the idea for the works came at the suggestion of Somerset Fine Arts, the San Antonio-based company that distributes his works to dealers.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
This story is not passing the smell test.
Why exactly would Saudi Arabia start **** with Russia? What would be in it for them? Or are they so incredibly stupid that they would incite combat with Russia? I can tell you who will win and so can they.
>"Thomas originally had Nixon with his typically dour expression, hiding his cards, not letting anyone see them. “And it was funny, but that just feeds on Richard Nixon jokes, and that’s not what this was about,” Thomas said."<
In the real world, Nixon was probably the best poker player of all Presidents in modern times. If it weren't for poker and WW ll, Nixon would have never had a political career.
Nixon was a naval officer during WW ll. While in the US Navy during World War II, he won $6000 in his first two months playing poker. He used his winnings to fund his first campaign for congress.
>"By contrast, Eisenhower's vice-president Richard Nixon by most accounts apparently possessed the killer instinct when it came to poker. Despite being raised a Quaker and thus taught to avoid gambling as sinful, Nixon famously became a highly successful poker player while serving in the Navy during WWII, with many of those who played with him then describing him as not only the best player among the officers, but the best they'd ever seen..."<
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