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.

Comments

5 Responses to “‘So, President White Sox Fan, Who Were Your Favorite White Sox Players Growing Up?’ ::Crickets::”

  1. Nick on April 6th, 2010 6:30 pm

    Sarah Palin wanted to be Vice President but couldn't name any landmark Supreme Court cases.

    Crickets….

  2. Rick on April 6th, 2010 4:58 pm

    Nick.
    VP Biden probably thinks the Supreme Court is a Rap Group.

    The One is embarassing himself to his peers.Fidel and Hugo can name lotz of White Sox,you betcha.

  3. Joyanna Adams on April 6th, 2010 5:14 pm

    Ball was thrown…up, and to the left…up, and to the left…up and to the left…

  4. Nanny on April 7th, 2010 12:26 am

    So name me a few Nick then go back to your 7 th grade propaganda friend/teacher and repeat what you said here so they can pass it on to Huff a Puff Post. Cominsky – Alinsky Zero could not answer the question – no pre approved telepromter question for the Zero.

  5. Jeremie Jordan on April 7th, 2010 11:26 am

    Considering the brand of politics he came from in Chicage I would have expected him to name someone like Shoeless Joe Jackson or Arnold Gandil…

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