A Message of Hoop and Change

I have a serious political question.

And it isn’t: “When the world doesn’t turn into a utopia and everything remains roughly as corrupt and wasteful as before, will folks use cognitive dissonance and blame all the reasons the administration blames or will they be honest and lose their starstruck hero-worship eyes?”

Such a cynic, I know.

It is this:

When Obama plays basketball, how is he defended? This Big Picture photo shows him playing hoops with some NBA folks.

Yes We Can Defend

So do they let him win? These guys play basketball for a living. Certainly they could embarrass him if they played at full strength?

I mean, let’s say you spot an opportunity for a big juicy block in the paint. Do you jump up there and slam it down in his face? Or would that mean you become the new exercise ambassador at Gitmo?

Do you elbow him for space when going up for a rebound? Or do you fear that letter that comes on January 20th with the IRS insignia that says you are being audited for tax returns dated back to when you were in your mother’s womb?

God, and what if you injured him? Stepped wrong and broke his ankle? Papers across the country would be linking you to various basketball-related terrorist organizations.

No, thanks. I’ll just ball with McCain. He can’t lift his arms over his head, so it should be a little safer for all involved.

I wonder if Obama is a ball hog. Does he call “pussy fouls”? Does he take an extra step? I mean, you don’t argue with the Man in Charge of Nuclear Weapons. Never.

Anyway, hoops is much more interesting for news-clips than the jogging that Clinton did or the kitten strangling that Bush did.

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