Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Little Short Of The Plate

I fear we have witnessed a symbolic moment. Obama's first pitch at the Allstar Game last night was a little short of the plate.



It's bound to be compared to Obama's delivery on campaign promises, his stimulus package, health insurance reform and any number of other instances of this President not quite meeting expectations.

Worse, the Obama delivery is already being compared to President Bush's first pitch after 9/11.



Of course, it's hardly fair to compare Obama's athleticism to the chimp-like agility of George W. Bush whose simian reflexes were the hallmark of his Presidency.


Not only that, there are already calls for Hillary to throw out the first ball next year in addition to returning to center stage in foreign policy as soon as her elbow heals.

Finally, I can't resist commenting on President Obama's tennis shoes. Impressive. Here's the brilliant Sidney Poitier in A Raisin In The Sun. It breaks my heart to think about who Obama might have been.

9 comments:

Tom Manoff said...

Right. And Hillary could wear that famous Yankee hat which thrilled so many New Yorkers. Obama can't play baseball. What does Hillary play? Croquet?

Billy Glad said...

Have you taken leave of your senses? An anti-Hillary comment right after Chris Matthews and company claim only rich women should have a choice? Strong talk for somebody who can't even figure out which door to enter at Safeway. My advice to you is to claim you were distraught at the loss of an Eddie or something. I'll try to protect you, but if they start dragging us to the vats, you're on your own.

Tom Manoff said...

I've already admitted that I should have voted for Hillary. But do I have to kiss her ring too?

The only people in the world that deserve to be rich and advantaged are: Family Glad, Family Des, Family Miquel, Family Quinn, Family McDevitt. Family Mansky and the Palouse Indians. There it is.

Tom Manoff said...

And Family Antepilani.

Tom Manoff said...

And donnerpass.

Julian Smith said...

What am I, Mansky? Chopped liver? And how about the Blue Guy? I'll tell you what you can kiss, and it ain't Hillary's ring. If there weren't some good looking chicks and one or two interesting ideas around here every couple of years, I wouldn't even bother to come by. Billy invited me to go up there and snorkle in your pond. Something about saving the last of the Eddies before you turn them into sashimi.

Kyle Reese said...

Put down the sashimi knife, and step away from the keyboard, fella. Keep your hands where I can see them. What was that remark you just made about Hillary? And what did you do with the Blue Guy?

Billy Glad said...

And where is Levi? What did you do, Mansky?

Decidere said...

Well, that elbow story is pure bunk. She didn't "fall down" - she was throwing some elbows as per her usual style, and happened to connect with Rahm Emanuel's head. She'll learn. Him I don't know.