A 2012 preview?

After Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) told Runner's World magazine that she could beat President Obama in a race, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs asked, "How's her jump shot?"

Gibbs said he would ask the president if he has time this summer to run against Palin.

"I guess it depends on where they were going to run," Gibbs joked. "Maybe there's a terrain advantage in a place like Alaska."

- Sam Youngman