Special Olympics Champion Challenges Obama to Bowling Match

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Barack Obama has had a tough presidency. He's had to face challenges to his budget, his bailouts and even his bracket, but now it's bowling?
It was like the Special Olympics or something. - Barack Obama to Jay Leno on his bowling score of 129

After his Special Olympics joke on the Tonight Show Thursday night, Obama immediately started apologizing, but one bowler isn't satisfied.

Kolan McConiughey (KO-lahn Mc-KAHNA-he) is a Special Olympics bowling champion who averages a score of 266. He knocks down pins with a signature south-paw backspin that would make any pro jealous, and stalks the lanes with a ferocious Mike Tyson-like glare when he's in the zone. He is the King of the Lanes in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Upon hearing Obama's dispariging comment on the Tonight Show, McConiughey threw down the gauntlet.

"He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," McConiughey told the Associated Press.

McConiughey's challenge may be answered by the president. Obama said in his apology that he plans to invite some Special Olympians to the White House for some basketball, baseball, or yes, even bowling.

Kolan McConiughey (From USA Today Video)

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