June 16th, 2008
04:37 PM ET

Beat 360° 6/16/08

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Here we see US president George W. Bush plays basketball with members of the PeacePlayers international Basketball Group at Loughview integrated primary school, as he ends his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. (PeacePlayers International-Northern Ireland (PPI-NI) uses the game of basketball to address sectarianism and foster mutual respect and tolerance by enabling Catholic and Protestant children ages 10-14 to play the game together. Basketball, unlike traditional sports in Northern Ireland, is not affiliated with either community.)

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  1. Denny, Midland, Tx

    The Washington Generals
    are McCain favorite team!

    June 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm |
  2. ralph

    Kobe warned me not to show my skills

    June 16, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  3. Ron San Bruno,ca

    There's always someone setting me up to look stupid in front of the camera . I think you've been doing that to me for eight years . Sometimes we just never get it .

    June 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm |
  4. Patrick Clarke, Toronto, Canada

    George Bush has slam dunked America, leaving Michelle Obama very unproad of the country.

    June 16, 2008 at 8:06 pm |
  5. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Your asking me that in front of this child ? O course I've never cheated ,. Dick , Rummy and Fudd have alway's done that for me .

    June 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  6. Gord, Montreal

    Pic 1: let me get this straight, you use basketball to address sectarianism and foster mutual respect and tolerance….hum .. I am going to speak to Condie and have a bunch of these basketballs sent to Palestinians….

    Pic 2: …you know this is exactly what I am looking for…. Peace by January 19th 2009……my legacy …..

    Pic 3: ….darn I am good ……. And I didn’t even need Karl Rove …..

    Pic 4: ….wait do they have basketball courts in Gaza???……..

    June 16, 2008 at 8:04 pm |
  7. Patrick Clarke, Toronto, Canada

    George Bush might be an unpopular president, but, in Northern Ireland, you bet he won the hearts of the children as he showed off his basketball skills.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  8. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Security who let this kid in here ? I told you we can't trust anyone , she could have a bomb hidden in that ball .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  9. Conrad from Toronto, Canada

    Hoping to stay in D.C. past '09, President Bush attends tryouts for the Washington Generals.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:52 pm |
  10. Jan, Boise Id

    President Bush was unexpectedly surprised to learn many Irish citizens love the game of basketball.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm |
  11. Ron San Bruno,ca

    This ball's been tampered with . Im not playing .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:50 pm |
  12. Ron San Bruno,ca

    OK next year when Obama takes my place , I want to see you hound him in front of the little ones.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm |
  13. Eric - Budapest, HU

    "I'm so positive the Irish will change their mind not to reject the treaty seeking EU reforms as sure as I can balance this ball on one finger...heh, just like how well I can balance the budget."

    June 16, 2008 at 7:47 pm |
  14. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Well you can see why they don't call him Richard . Can I have a do over? that little girl blocked my throw .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm |
  15. Judy Upshaw

    These days it's "all I can do" to keep one ball in the air!

    Hyattsville, MD

    June 16, 2008 at 7:40 pm |
  16. Victor in Saanich, B.C. Canada

    "So Cheney, you want to shoot this off the top of my head??".
    "No, not the kid, Dick, not the kid!!".

    June 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm |
  17. Max

    Mr. BUSH can't play basketball as WELL as ME!!!!

    June 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm |
  18. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Well I don't know any tricks I've played them all out. But have you ever see me down a Rum and fudd .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:35 pm |
  19. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Elizabeth is the only one that support's everything I do,and you even make her look like an idiot . This little girl is no Elizabeth, I feel no emptiness in her .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  20. linda., bella vista, ar

    What? Where's the holes? I thought we were going bowling.


    What do ya' mean, I have the wrong shoes on?

    June 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm |
  21. Lloyd in TX

    You understand of course, Texas is a football state.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:26 pm |
  22. Lloyd in TX

    Great White Chief can't jump.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm |
  23. Ron San Bruno,ca

    I've tried everything to help my image before I leave office. Maybe have a small sentence devoted to me in the history books,bu you never give me a break . Unless im choking on a pretzel .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:23 pm |
  24. Ellen Somerville

    He's got the whole world in his hands....

    Ellen, Columbus, Oh

    June 16, 2008 at 7:23 pm |
  25. Lloyd in TX

    And once again we are reminded why the Washington Generals have such a spectacular losing streak.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm |
  26. Ryan W, Los Angeles

    These images show Bush intentionally teaching kids how to play basket ball poorly, while at the same time betting money on their opponent.

    June 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm |
  27. Pamina

    Well Mr. President, I hope your game strategy is more effective than your foreign policy strategy!

    June 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm |
  28. Kyle Giles

    Pic. #1 "George it's a Basket Ball not a Volley Ball" George "uh"
    Pic # 2 George "here comes the heat"
    Pic # 3 George " that's right players that's what you call an ace"
    Pic # 4 " I wont warn you again George it's a basket ball" George "dohh"

    Brantford, Canada

    June 16, 2008 at 7:02 pm |
  29. Ron San Bruno,ca

    Doesn't anyone ever listen to me? I said get me a pauly girl not a little irish girl .

    June 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm |
  30. Dean S in Colorado

    Try though he might, Dubya cannot locate Texas on the globe.

    June 16, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    He's Got Game........................Unfortunately Its Cheerleading!

    June 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm |
  32. Martha(from NashvilleTN)

    How complicated can this basketball-thing be? Cab't be hard if a girl is playing--can't be harder bthan pretending to be president, can it?

    June 16, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  33. Joseph M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    With no teleprompter to read, George Bush uses a basketball to explain how his theory of world domination went all wrong.

    June 16, 2008 at 6:44 pm |
  34. David

    Bush gets beat by girl

    June 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm |



    June 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm |
  36. Jorge, Colombia

    "Thank you for joining me, Wolf Blitzer, here in the Situation Room. O.K, Mr. President – so you're directly responsible for millions of deaths. But...how's your lay-up coming along, sir?"

    June 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm |



    June 16, 2008 at 6:34 pm |
  38. Jorge, Colombia

    "This just in to CNN News: The Iraq 'war' has just resulted in another 5,000 deaths today. But according to our 'impartial' reporting here at CNN News – your most trusted name in news – our lovely President, George W. Bush, has just learned to play basketball! So, only 5,000 people died? Hey, let's go over and get some weather....!"

    June 16, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  39. Louie Alvarez - Tucson, Az

    Achieving peace, is like playing basketball. It takes strategery.

    Remember, there's no "me" in "team". No, wait, there's no "I" in "win". No, wait...

    Now I gave myself a headache again.

    Ok little girl, see if you can do any better.

    June 16, 2008 at 6:26 pm |
  40. Barb, Bloomington MN

    Heh, heh, Look at me – I’m “keepin’ my eye on the ball”.

    Now I remember why I never do that – it gives me a headache!

    June 16, 2008 at 6:25 pm |
  41. Dana L. Watson

    See ya'll hold it like this and then to create a lot of spin, bring it up here and then....dang....I dropped the ball again!! Do you think she saw that?

    June 16, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  42. Ishani,CA

    Cool moves huh??? This is why you should elect 3rd Bush term...

    June 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  43. Stephanie in Cascade

    "Its my world, and I want it back now!"

    June 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  44. Jolene

    Hoops, I did it again!

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    June 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  45. Jolene

    Forget about it…cuz not even Cinderella is getting to this ball.

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    June 16, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  46. Jenn/Monrovia, CA

    I made an offer to the Lakers that he could have me for Kobe Bryant last summer, but he didn't take it. Just think, they could be up on the Celtics now if they had brought me on!

    June 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  47. Adri, HI Hawai'i

    "Yeah, I got mad skills on the basketball court. Little girl is going down...or not"

    June 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  48. Laura O Asheville, NC

    curious george puts on a suit and learns to play basketball.

    June 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  49. Christie, Vancouver BC

    "Geez, I'm not good at anything!"

    June 16, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  50. Dean S in Colorado

    Pres. Bush suddenly realizes that when George Tenet spoke of a slam dunk, he meant peace in Ireland, not Iraqi WMD.

    June 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
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