My question is: how accurate a comparison is it? What are the scores of the top special olympian bowlers? As much as Dan loves Obama, I wouldn't mind finding out 129 is a crappy score even by Special Olympic standards.
I wrote to Christopher Beam, who writes The Explainer for slate.com, asking if 129 was a beatable score at the Special Olympics. He delivered. Click here to read his Explainer.
Kolan McConiughey is a Special Olympian who bowls an average of 266.
Timothy Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, has called on President Obama to "consider" hiring one of their athletes to work in the White House.