Monday, April 30, 2012
White House divided by baseball loyalties
By Steve Etheridge Special to ESPN.com
It turns out first lady Michelle Obama is a Cubs fan, unlike the commander in chief.
President Barack Obama has never been bashful about his devotion to the White Sox, going as far as wearing a Sox hat while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Nationals game. But if you believe everyone in the White House aligns strictly with the South Side, you’d be wrong.
In the biggest crisis of loyalties to hit the First Marriage since Hoover’s wife bought a Dyson, First Lady Michelle Obama recently confessed to being a lifelong Cubs fan. Speaking at an event in Washington, the FLOTUS reminisced fondly about coming home from school and watching Cubs games with her dad, generally making it home by the third inning.
"There's sort of a sentimental connection that I have with the Cubs because of my dad. So I'm kind of always a Cubs fan," she said.
With the Cubs confidently postured to dump yet another season down Wrigley’s urinal troughs, there’s no way her comments could be perceived as opportunistic or bandwagon-ish. The allegiance is genuine, and if the president is wise, I’d suggest checking the back of the motorcade for "Romney 2012" bumper stickers.