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The Times Hovers for Obama

From a White House pool report:

POTUS toured the shops of Industrial Support Inc., a multi-purpose small manufacturing facility in Buffalo.

The highlight: a lot of presidential laughter when he exhorted New York Times reporter Sheryl Stolberg to sit down on a small hovercraft that briefly levitated off the surface of the freshly painted shop floor.

“Who wants to try this out?” a broadly smiling Obama said to the pool when shown the roughly 3-foot wide disc.

Spotting Stolberg, he urged her to try it, telling factory employees she was from the New York Times.

“You’re levitating,” he exclaimed with child-like enthusiasm as a slightly embarrassed Stolberg skidded a few feet across the floor.

Here is the press, hard at work:

(h/t Patrick Gavin)


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