Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski spent Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend this year at the White House bowling alley, according to newly released visitor logs. Records show that President Barack Obama returned to the White House from Camp David alone on Sunday night, then turned around and went back the following day. Could there have been a boys' bowling night?
According to the logs, Genachowski was officially visiting transition economic advisor Michael Warren, but 22 other people were also cleared to enter the White House as part of the evening, all beginning at 5:00p.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m., a generic time used by the White House logs for evening guests' departures.
Obama told talk-show host Jay Leno in March that he had been "practicing" his bowling following an embarrassing gutter ball on the presidential campaign trail in 2008.
Genachowski has visited the White House 48 times since Obama took office in January, or an average of slightly more than once a week.Genachowski's many visits are not surprising; he and Obama are longtime friends, dating back to their days at Harvard Law School in the 1970s.
No response yet from the White House at to whether Obama dropped by the bowling alley while Genachowski and Warren were there. Genachowski had yet to be named FCC Chairman at the time, so his office was unable to comment on the matter.