Add “March Madness” To The List Of Things Republicans Hate

March 16, 2011

| Posted in: Politics,Sports

Photo by AP/Jae C. Hong

Proving that they can turn even the most mundane (and downright American) of undertakings into a bipartisan squabble, Republicans are taking jabs at President Obama for appearing on ESPN to reveal his NCAA bracket picks.  At 2 p.m. today newly installed RNC chairman Reince Priebus tweeted the following:

The President has yet to reply, but we suspect most people understand that being the leader of the free world and selecting a few college teams are not mutually exclusive.

The more important question is this: how accurate are the President’s selections, given his dodgy historical record? (In 2008 he correctly picked the eventual winner–North Carolina–but last year he chose heavily favored Kansas to take it all, only to watch them lose in the second round to Northern Iowa.)

This year we went with the safe bets–his final four are Kansas, Duke, Ohio State and Pittsburgh, all number one seeds. He’s going with Kansas as the national champs again, despite being burned last year.  Why? Because, he says, “they have more firepower.”

No word on what Priebus’ bracket looks like, but we’re guessing he’s not much fun to watch a game with.

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