‘So, President White Sox Fan, Who Were Your Favorite White Sox Players Growing Up?’ ::Crickets::

It’s not rare for a politician to express fake love for a sports team(s) in an attempt to endear themselves to the sports-loving peasantry… er, I mean, voters… but every once in a while the phoniness is hilariously exposed.

This is a conversation Obama had in the booth with the announcers after throwing out the first pitch at yesterday’s Washington Nationals game, via Gateway Pundit:

Obama to Dibble on why he wore a White Sox fan to throw out the first pitch in Washington: “I’m a Southside kid, I gotta make sure (White Sox owner) Jerry Reinsdorf doesn’t get to angry with me.”

Dibble: “Having played with the White Sox for a short time, I know how the Cubs fans and White Sox fans go back and forth. Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?”

Obama: “You know uh ….. I … I thought that … uh …. you know … the truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh … I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh …. I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A’s fan.”

The teleprompter was screaming “Say ‘Bucky Dent’!” but unfortunately TOTUS was left downstairs.

My dream follow-up question would have been, “Okay, who were your favorite A’s players?” Suddenly Obama would have somehow ended up a Royals fan.

Hillary can name more New York Yankees than Obama can name White Sox players:

I knew it… no genuine male baseball fan throws a ball like this.

Oh well, the president still has the Penn State Nittaly Lions to root for!

Update: Limbaugh’s playing the entire clip, and the one above cuts out before Obama talks about the old White Sox stadium, “CoMINSKY Park”… instead of Comiskey. Yeah, what a huge fan. It wasn’t a slip-up either — he’s said it that way before.