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)