We already know some politicians have embraced the dad-bod, but clearly there are politicians who haven’t gotten the message. There’s a reason why politicians are not athletes (unless you’re Barack Obama) and we found 7 politicians who explain why that is:
1. Vice President Dick Cheney Hunting
Go hunting with Dick Cheney and you will literally get shot in the face. And then he will make you apologize to him about it.
2. President George H.W. Bush Bowling
President George H.W. Bush should be happy that Al Gore waited until after Bush’s presidency to invent the Internet because we are pretty sure this would have broken the Internet.
Luckily Mr. Bush avoided breaking any bones (and the Internet) in this unfortunate sporting slip.
4. Governor Chris Christie Playing Baseball
We think this picture speaks for itself, but that doesn’t mean we won’t comment further. Governor, baseball is not the sport for you. May we suggest a more passive activity like bowling… or watching bowling.
4. Senator Harry Reid Working Out
Even though Senator Harry Reid used to be an amateur boxer, he was no match for his last opponent – the elliptical. Luckily the embarrassment of falling off the elliptical is counterbalanced by the coolness of hipster sunglasses.
5. John Kerry Riding a Bike
Recently, Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France.
We wish the Secretary a speedy recovery so he can get back to playing football (see below).
6. John Kerry (again) Playing Football
Really, John Kerry?
7. Third Time’s A Charm – John Kerry Windsurfing
Too bad for Secretary Kerry that I Agree to See wasn’t around during the 2004 presidential campaign to warn him about the perils of politicians playing sports. Not only could he have avoided many years of injuries and humiliation, but he could have also avoided this devastating attack ad… and maybe won the presidency (or not…)
8. President Bill Clinton and Al Gore Jogging
Bill Clinton’s run to McDonald’s was so awkward that it became the inspiration for one of Saturday Night Live’s most brilliant sketches.
9. President George W. Bush on a Segway
Although Segway-ing is not officially a sport yet, we still couldn’t help but include it.
Exception to the Rule: Barack Obama