Traditionally, the winner of the World Series can expect a congratulatory phone call from the White House. That didn’t happen this year:

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night?

When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened.

“That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,” replied a surprised-sounding La Russa, who can be forgiven for having a few other things on his mind over the past week. “As we were getting into the World Series we had a call from the White House to make sure they had the correct number for my office.”

Why wouldn’t Obama have called Tony La Russa and the Cardinals to congratulate them? Maybe he was busy playing golf or shouting “pass this jobs bill” from the window of a Canadian-made bus… but still, Obama usually isn’t one to miss a prime-time opportunity. He recently took the time to host the Chicago Bears for a title they won 25 years ago, for cryin’ out loud. I wonder what gives.

It wouldn’t be because Tony La Russa is a Tea Party backer and a supporter of Arizona’s immigration law, would it?

While we try to figure out why in the world Obama hasn’t yet called to congratulate the Cardinals manager, let’s watch Tony La Russa present Albert Pujols with the “Hope Award” at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” gathering last summer:

Thought of any possible reasons why Obama wouldn’t have called the Cardinals yet? Me neither.

If for no other reason, you’d think Obama would have made the call because the Republicans barely carried the state in 2008 and he might need it this time around.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)


9 Responses to “Why Didn’t Obama Call the St. Louis Cardinals After World Series Win?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on November 5th, 2011 8:36 pm

    I know. I know ! When the WH called to be sure they had the right office number, what they expected to happen was, Tony would see the WH on Caller ID and call the WH to thank TEH WON for being so great as pResident and allowing them to win the WS !

    Makes sense to me ! That or TheOneHe`sBeenWaitingFor learned during the WS that Tony is not really all enamored of Teh messiah !

  2. backwoods on November 5th, 2011 8:41 pm

    It wouldn't have given Obama the opportunity to say, "I won."

  3. rbreslin on November 5th, 2011 10:31 pm

    O has absolutely no class whatsoever.

  4. Jimbo on November 5th, 2011 11:51 pm

    I would pay that fail not to call me.

  5. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove on November 6th, 2011 1:37 pm

    [...] Doug Powers wonders why Obama blew off the World Series champion Cardinals [...]

  6. joyannaadams on November 6th, 2011 11:55 pm

    The day Obama calls Tony La Russa to congradulate his on the World Series Win, is the day Ahmadinejad calls Netenyahu and says, "Let's live together in peace."

    Something tells me Tony's not losing any sleep over it.

    Thanks for the video!

  7. joyannaadams on November 6th, 2011 11:56 pm

    WAIT…I forgot! It's an election year….you never know…

  8. Obama Snubbed St. Louis Cardinals After World Series Win | The Lonely Conservative on November 7th, 2011 12:50 am

    [...] the White House to make sure they had the correct number for my office.”That’s odd. Gee, I wonder why Obama gave La Russa the cold shoulder?It wouldn’t be because Tony La Russa is a Tea Party backer and a supporter of Arizona’s [...]

  9. SignPainterGuy on November 7th, 2011 1:42 am

    Elections are like Christmas, they bring out the best in those who wish to receive !

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.