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Special Olympics Bowler: I Can Beat Obama!



    The top bowler for the Special Olympics looks forward to meeting President Barack Obama in an alley.

    "He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Michigan's Kolan McConiughey told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

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    The athletic-minded president made an offhand remark Thursday on "The Tonight Show" comparing his weak bowling to "the Special Olympics or something." He quickly apologized and told the Special Olympics chairman he wants to have some of its athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball.

    McConiughey, who is mentally disabled, is just the bowler for the job. He's bowled five perfect games since 2005.

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    The 35-year-old McConiughey has been bowling since he was 8 or 9. His advice for Obama? Practice every day.

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