The Miami Heats, the Chicago Who-Sox, and the phony sports fan in the White House

As John points out below, President Obama yesterday congratulated the “Miami Heats” for winning the NBA championship. He singled out James Lebron for particular praise (sorry, I made that part up as a composite).

This isn’t the only evidence that Obama is a phony sports fan. Our president loves to talk about his devotion to the Chicago White Sox; he did it again at a fundraiser two days ago. But when asked a while back to name a single member of his favorite team, Obama stammered:

You know uh ….. I 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 truth is that Obama has been misrepresenting himself to an unsuspecting public ever since his first foray into national self-promotion — his autobiography, no less. Obama’s alleged sportsfan status is the amusing tip of a deadly iceberg.


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