Obama Invites "Walk Out" Shimkus to Basketball Game

Obama's Bipartisan Slam Dunk: Balling With Shimkus

By Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Oct 8, 2009  |  Updated 1:34 PM CDT
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Last month Republican Illinois congressman John Shimkus stood up and walked out of President Obama’s health care speech to congress.

Obama plans to exact revenge by dunking all over that fool.

The president invited Shimkus to join in his fall basketball game at the White House, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

Shimkus is one of two Republicans invited to the affair, which includes Obama basketball pals Arne Duncan, Tim Geithner, Ken Salazar and others. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake is the other GOPer.

The event is closed to the media, but that won’t stop us from speculating about who’s swinging elbows and who dunks on whom.
 

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