What doesn't the President like about himself? Apparently, his golf swing!
"You probably don't have that much golf weather in Russia, but it's a game that I keep on thinking I should be good at," Obama said. "And somehow the ball goes this way and that way and never goes straight."
The comment about his golf swing came during a wide ranging interview with Itar-Tass published on the eve of the President's arrival in Moscow.
The President was also asked if he's enjoying living at the White House, and settling into his new home. "Well, you know, we've gotten used to it. When we first got here, obviously it's much bigger and fancier than anything that we had lived in in the past, " the President said. "And what we've discovered is, is that -- the second and the third floor is where we live, and it is actually a very comfortable space. And the people, the staffs are just wonderful and very supportive."
As to the old lifestyle of being able to do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted? "These days now I have 15 Secret Service cars and helicopters and so I miss sometimes being able to just walk around like an ordinary person. But it's a small sacrifice to make for the privilege."