Earlier in the week, members of the U.S. women's national team expressed their desire to have President Obama attend their World Cup final against Japan. But since he has the small matter of the country's budget crisis to solve, he couldn't make it over to Germany for the game and sent Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton instead.
On match day, Obama tweeted an apology and well wishes to the team, then gave Abby Wambach's brand new Twitter account a shoutout, along with a quote from the U.S. striker. Though it would have been nice to have the president at their match live and in person, having him quote their leader isn't half bad.
Update: Here's the official White House photo of the Obama family watching the final, as tweeted by Barack...
Looks like a match snack of chips and salsa. And a few troubled expressions over the U.S. hitting the post so many times.
Photo: Peter Souza
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