En Route to a Halloween Party, Obama Gets Irked by the Press

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(CHICAGO) Barack Obama made a quick stop home this afternoon to take his daughters to a Halloween party. But, after a television crew got too close to him, Obama became a bit annoyed.

Obama and youngest daughter, Sasha, who was dressed in a corpse bride costume, walked down the street on their way to friend, Marty Nesbitt's home. The protective press pool did not initially know that Obama would be walking to Nesbitts home, so when they got wind of the movement, they hustled to get a shot of the family. Obama became visibly irritated at the site of media and said, "All right guys, that's enough. You got a shot. Leave us alone."

However, the situation became more tense when a Polish TV crew and a local TV crew got too close to Obama. Holding Sasha's hand, Obama began to walk quicker and eventually jogged away. A reporter on the scene described it as a "determined trot."

Later, at a rally in Highland, Ind., Obama took the opportunity to jab his opponent with a holiday-related joke.

"You know, I just came back – my girls were doing some trick or treating and you know Malia and Sasha each year, every year they've got trouble deciding what they want to be for Halloween – but John McCain didn't have that problem. Just like every year he's going as George W. Bush!"
  • Maria Gavrilovic

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