The bowling alley, which is reportedly nigh unusable (unbowlable?) due to its shamefully "chipped lanes and worn-out shoes," has not been fixed up in 15 years. Post-9/11 America has never had a respectable White House bowling alley. Now it never will.
Media scrutiny (read: sabotage) of the proposal to spend money on a fancier bowling alley—at a time when government purports to be cutting back—ultimately doomed the renovation, according to The Washington Times.
Without a better alley, how will President Obama improve his abysmal bowling game? Answer: he won't. Woe to the American people.