ONCE AGAIN: EVIL COMMIE LIBERAL PRESIDENTS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO GET STOOD UP BY JOCKS
The Boston Bruins were honored at the White House today for their Stanley Cup victory, but goalie Tim Thomas, a big Glenn Beck fan, refused to attend.
This (like a similar snub by five NASCAR drivers last September) is going to be taken by wingnuts as a sign that Obama is a big fat loser and someone real Americans recognize as a traitor -- the implication being that nothing like this would ever happen to a Republican.
Except that (as I noted at the time of the NASCAR incident) it does to happen to Republican presidents:
Um, anyone remember Michael Jordan snubbing President George H.W. Bush in 1991 when the NBA champion Chicago Bulls were invited to the White House? Or Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and five of his players snubbing President George W. Bush when the team was invited to the White House in 2006? Or Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban and defensive end Jason Tayloe snubbing W later that same year?
I understand the conventional wisdom: this kind of thing reflects badly on the president when the president is a Democrat, but it reflects badly on the athlete when the president is a Republican. But even if it is the conventional wisdom, you're still an idiot if you accept that conventional wisdom.
And as for you, Tim, here's a song that seems apropos. It's by your namesake.