Sunday, July 27, 2008

Obama curls and breaths deeply

Greg Pollowitz at NRO says it “has to be the funniest in-the-tank for Obama piece yet. Think Elaine meeting JFK, Jr. in Seinfeld.”

It starts with Germany’s BILD telling readers:

As thousands waited at the Sieges Saule monument in Berlin to hear Obama’s sensational speech, a BILD reporter met Barack all alone – in the gym! Here's the incredible account of Judith Bonesky’s meeting…
Take it away, reporter Bonesky:
It's 16:02pm and I’ve been training in the gym of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Berlin. A man in a suit approaches me and says: "Barack Obama is about to come and train ...“

Shortly after half past four and he actually arrives! Barack Obama is wearing a grey t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms – and a great smile!

"Hi, how’s it going?“ asks Obama in his deep voice.

My heart beats. "Very good, and you?" I say.

Obama replies: "Very good, thank you!"

He goes and picks up a pair of 16 kilo weights and starts curling them with his left and right arms, 30 repetitions on each side. Then, amazingly, he picks up the 32 kilo weights!

Very slowly he lifts them, first 10 curls with his right, then 10 with his left. He breathes deeply in and out and takes a sip of water from his 0,5 litre Evian bottle. …
You can read it all here and view a picture Obama and reporter Bonesky standing side-by-side and smiling.

Did you notice that while Bonesky mentions Obama’s deep breathing, she says nothing about her own breathing?

That’s a mark of her professionalism. “Real MSM journalists” keep themselves out of their stories.

Bonesky sounds like she’d fit right in at one of the networks or NPR.

Now please pass the Evian. I want a sip of water as soon as my heart stop racing and my breathing slows.