Could This Be Considered ‘Spiking the Football’?

After Osama bin Laden was relieved of his breathing privileges and turned into shark poop, President Obama said he didn’t want to “spike the football” or in any way allow the death of Bin Laden to be used as a propaganda tool… by anybody except him:

Reporting from Austin, Tex.— Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is now an applause line in a presidential campaign speech.

Bin Laden’s name came up a couple of times in Obama’s address Tuesday evening at a fund-raising event in Austin, Texas.

Early in Obama’s appearance, someone shouted out, “Thank you for getting Bin Laden!’’ [a hundred bucks says the “someone” was Jay Carney in a wig and fake mustache — DP]

Obama said that was a “case in point’’ – a reason for voters to let him “finish what we started.’’

We went from “don’t spike the football” to what’s bound to practically be a campaign slogan of “I killed Bin Laden!”

Obama’s starting to remind me of the guy in this video (language warning):

Passing thought: The Republicans could counter some of Obama’s slight Bin Laden bump with an ad that says “We love what Obama did to Bin Laden, we’re just trying to prevent him from doing the same thing to the economy.”

Author: Doug Powers

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