When the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl President Obama called Coach Mike McCarthy to congratulate him. But when the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, Manager Tony La Russa got the silent treatment.
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.”
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 immigration law, would it?
Oh no, it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with that.
Update: Who knows, maybe Obama just hasn’t gotten around to calling in between all of his golf outings.