At yesterday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House, President Obama’s staff had a very special treat for the kids: a basketball clinic featuring NBA players. And there was a second special treat for the children: the basketball itself featured the stern mug of one Barack Obama, as tweeted by ABC News’ Jake Tapper. As Keith Koffler points out at White House Dossier, “Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.”
Seriously?? So much did we the tax payer shell out? Not just for the custom printed basketballs, but also for the NBA Players’ appearances?
Update: Jake Tapper reports on Twitter that the Obama-Balls were NOT bought using Taxpayer money:
Should point out: the basketballs with image of POTUS on them were brought by NBA/WNBA players at the WH Easter Egg Roll
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 9, 2012