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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, April 03, 2006

The President's pitch

I was just watching CNN and they cut to live and breathless coverage of the president throwing out the first pitch at the Reds game. Flipping around MSNBC had it, and Fox didn't.

But what grabbed me was that the CNN anchor, the same guy who was worried about who would tend his golf fairways when the illegals were protesting, made mention of the fact that Bush spent some time this weekend practicing his throws with Joe Hagin.

Iraq's in the crapper, New Orleans isn't rebuilding, but George Bush finds the time to go out and throw the ball around with his Deputy Chief of Staff so he doesn't embarrass himself.

Because apparently a bad throw is the only mistake he fears being held accountable for.


  • wow, that's scary. did you see any footage? Did they boo him?

    By Blogger cookie christine, at 9:49 PM  

  • Mostly wild cheering, although you could hear a fair number of boos if you were listening. And I was.

    Figure the crowd though, opening day, so all the corporate season tickets going to the top executives and top salespeople. Beyond that, a crowd that skews heavily white, male and wealthy.

    Take a look at the stands sometime in any major sporting event, how many non white faces do you see?


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:18 PM  

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