WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden and told the assembled White House press corps, "Well boys and girls, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose."
He then informed them that he would be paying off the sports bet he had made with Rush Limbaugh on the NBA Finals.
The president had bet that the San Antonio Spurs were going to be the champs and Limbaugh had said that the Miami Heat would win the best four out of seven basketball classic.
President Obama said that he has instructed his personal bank to take $20,000 in pennies and deliver them to the home of the GOP radio talk show host.
Amos Soursuckle with GOPicky Magazine asked the president why in the world he would pay off the bet using 2 million pennies.
The president grinned, as he took a bite of his kiwi turnover, and replied because he wants to call attention to the much forgotten United States penny.
The White House press reporters all gave the president a thunderous ovation and one yelled out, "I agree with you Mr. President, it is high time we in the USA start focusing on the penny instead of just on dimes, quarters, and dollar bills."
SIDENOTE: The president was later asked what he plans on doing about the civil unrest that is presently going on in Greenland. The president smiled and asked, "Greenland? And just what the hell is going on up there?"