It takes a little booing to get Obamas to kiss

Associated Press
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President Barack Obama, right, kisses first lady Michelle Obama for the 'Kiss Cam' while attending the Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between Team USA and Brazil, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a little booing to help the first couple overcome their shyness.

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were taking in Monday night's USA Basketball exhibition game with Brazil when the Verizon Center's "Kiss Cam" turned its eye their way. The in-house video flashed their image on the huge arena screen, prompting the crowd to cheer — a not-so-subtle demand that Obama plant one on the first lady.

Both smiled — after all, their daughters were in the house — and Obama just put his arm around his wife as the game resumed. That cautious reaction brought some boos.

Obama got a do-over later in the game when the Kiss Cam swung back his way. This time he delivered, putting his arm around his wife and giving her a big kiss on the lips for all to see. And a peck on the forehead for good measure.

And the crowd roared.