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Obama plays election day game at Chicago's East Bank Club

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday continued his election day tradition of playing pick-up basketball—hitting the gym at the East Bank Club in Chicago. Obama used to regularly work out at the club before his presidential campaign.

Among those in the game: Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. Obama was bruised playing in Indianapolis when his chest got in the way of the shoulder of Giannoulias as the former pro player drove to the basket.

No reports of injuries from the East Bank Club game.

Players included Giannoulias, a former pro who played a year in Greece and Reggie Love, Obama’s “body man,” his traveling aide and frequent pick-up game partner. Love is a former member of the Duke basketball and football teams. Love was on the 2001 Duke national championship basketball team and played with the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.

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OUR FUTURE PRESIDENT PLAYS A LITTLE HOOP BEFORE THE WIN IN OREGON!

Of course he went to East Bank. It's why he doesn't connect with folks in Appalachia. Does this guy even try? I thought he was the big Uniter and he is playing basketball instead of listening to the folks of Kentucky. Dismissive. Then again, we always know he has been dismissive of folks in hard times. John Edwards endorses him and bargains with him to do a poverty tour. The big trick is, Obama can't even do a poverty tour of his own neighborhood. 5 minutes away from the mansion in Hyde Park, some of the steepest percentages of poverty in the COUNTRY exist and the most disasterous examples of urban decay. Go figure.

THEN HE FLEW INTO IOWA AND GAVE A FANTASTIC SPEECH!
THANK-YOU IOWA FOR YOUR RECEPTION OF OUR FUTURE PRESIDENT!
DIDN'T THE FUTURE FIRST FAMILY LOOK TERRIFIC LAST NIGHT!
BARACK OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT, WE DON'T NEED A THIRD-TERM OF YOU
KNOW WHO!

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