Presidents and March Madness
Much heat has been heaped on President Barack Obama for his doing an NCAA March Madness bracket when he should instead be focusing on the problems the U.S. faces, his critics say.
I’m no fan of his, but is there really anything wrong with the president–a noted basketball fan–filling out a bracket in his free time?
Granted, it is probably not a great idea to publicize it while we are dealing with many sticky situations, such as Libya and the price of oil. Some would have us believe Obama should never, ever have free time. That, of course, is absurd. President Richard Nixon gave football teams unsolicited advice about plays to run. Many presidents golfed, including Ronald Reagan.
Again, I’m no fan of this president, but I find this criticism a bit ridiculous.
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