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Obama Makes his March Madness Picks
ABC News ^ | March 17, 2009 7:19 PM | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

Posted on 03/18/2009 7:01:15 AM PDT by John.Galt2012

President Obama has chosen Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh in his Final Four bracket.

The hoops fan sat down for a 15-minute interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz this afternoon talking about the NCAA tournament as he filled out his bracket, and divulged his choices. The interview will run Wednesday at noon.

Three of the President’s pick’s are #1 seeds – Memphis being the only one with a #2 seed.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; madness; march; obama
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Can't wait to read this one. Pile on FReepers
1 posted on 03/18/2009 7:01:15 AM PDT by John.Galt2012
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To: John.Galt2012

Who gives a ....


2 posted on 03/18/2009 7:02:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: John.Galt2012

0bama would make a great sports announcer.
He’s got an infectious personality, he reads off a teleprompter well, and he can banter about sports with the best of them.

He is totally cut out for that job.
He’s an incompetent president though, and he’s clearly in the wrong line of work.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 7:03:40 AM PDT by counterpunch (Kenya has two presidents. America has Zero.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

...exactly


4 posted on 03/18/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: John.Galt2012

It’s stupid. In Obama’s attempt to show he’s a “regular guy” he does what he shouldn’t.

Why potentially irritate supporters of other teams? Duke? Michigan State? It exposes Obama in a negative light to some sports fans, and just isn’t presidential.

Keep it up Obama, and maybe, just maybe you can manage to not be re-elected. Even the MSM has limits.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 7:04:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: John.Galt2012

He asked for a do-over, after messing up his first attempt. It was pointed out that his final four choices were impossible, given the brackets. Probably filled it out from the top down. Apropos, lol.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 7:05:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: John.Galt2012

Way to go Zer0, that is putting the countries priorities in place....


7 posted on 03/18/2009 7:05:10 AM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: John.Galt2012

I got Louisville, Memphis, Duke and UNC...


8 posted on 03/18/2009 7:05:13 AM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: John.Galt2012

Let me guess, any of these who fail to make it to final four will have their shoes removed and feet beaten in punishment... an incentive plan Obama calls “getting your Uday on”.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 7:05:16 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: John.Galt2012
Yes, ESPN is the OBAMA SPORTS APPROVING NETWORK. They rarely go a day without one of their black commentators making a statement about the messiah and his love of the black game of basketball. If every black child in America get up with the same ambitions to be an NBA player and applied that to class work, they would all have PH.D's!! By the way, Obama was writing with his left hand. Positive proof that everything he is and does is LEFTIST!!!
10 posted on 03/18/2009 7:06:00 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Destruction of the US Economy: Obama's Global War on Prosperity!!!)
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To: John.Galt2012
STinC

Street Thug in Chief

11 posted on 03/18/2009 7:06:00 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: John.Galt2012

Obama’s presidency to date:

flying around on Air Force One, partying in the White House, discussing the need for college football playoff, filling out his NCAA bracket, reading scripts off his teleprompter written by his puppeteers.

Good thing there aren’t any serious things to worry about.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT by GnL
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To: admin; John.Galt2012

Please, this is not breaking news for goodness sakes....


13 posted on 03/18/2009 7:06:36 AM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: John.Galt2012

Perhaps Obambam is onto something. He makes a lousy president, perhaps he should replace Jimmy the Greek.


14 posted on 03/18/2009 7:07:19 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Born In America

It is “Breaking” my heart - and my wallet, though!


15 posted on 03/18/2009 7:07:41 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: RetiredArmy

I was just wondering how those Treasury Cabinet picks were coming along.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 7:07:44 AM PDT by John.Galt2012
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To: John.Galt2012

I’m glad he has time to sit around and watch college basketball. He seems to know a lot about quite a few of the teams.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 7:08:28 AM PDT by Raster Man
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To: GnL

You left out appearing on Jay Leno show tonight.


18 posted on 03/18/2009 7:09:00 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: John.Galt2012
He searching for more people with INCOME TAXES unpaid and then he will nominate them.
19 posted on 03/18/2009 7:09:51 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Destruction of the US Economy: Obama's Global War on Prosperity!!!)
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To: John.Galt2012

I wonder if he has to read the teleprompter to make his choices....but this might be the one decision this guy can do all on his own...but I doubt it.


20 posted on 03/18/2009 7:10:02 AM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: Born In America

But its from ABC News and just hit the airwaves...sarc
sorry


21 posted on 03/18/2009 7:10:24 AM PDT by John.Galt2012
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To: John.Galt2012

Wonder who fed him this?


22 posted on 03/18/2009 7:10:50 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: GnL

this thread about sums it up

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2203251/posts


23 posted on 03/18/2009 7:11:06 AM PDT by xp38
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

...crap what the teleprompter said?


24 posted on 03/18/2009 7:11:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

...crap what the teleprompter said?


25 posted on 03/18/2009 7:11:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Born In America
He asked for a do-over, after messing up his first attempt. It was pointed out that his final four choices were impossible, given the brackets.

You're kidding, right?

26 posted on 03/18/2009 7:11:37 AM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: John.Galt2012

Breaking news??

Who the hell cares about this


27 posted on 03/18/2009 7:12:02 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: John.Galt2012

Isn’t this illegal?


28 posted on 03/18/2009 7:13:08 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Why is this news?


29 posted on 03/18/2009 7:13:42 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: John.Galt2012
Frivolous freak is spending entirely too much time on social activities!!!

Sheesh... What's next? --> American Idol pick? America's Top Model pick?

Or, an address to the nation about Michelle the horse face's toned arms?

30 posted on 03/18/2009 7:14:04 AM PDT by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: Abathar

The NEWS is often what is NOT said and what is NOT being done. i.e. all the un-picked cabinet “team” members. That’s what should be infuriating the public...and they should care.


31 posted on 03/18/2009 7:15:29 AM PDT by John.Galt2012
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To: John.Galt2012

Didn’t he just pick all the number 1 seeds? Oh wait, he picked a number 2 in Memphis, living on the edge!


32 posted on 03/18/2009 7:16:23 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ichabod1

Since when has O been concerned with whats legal?


33 posted on 03/18/2009 7:17:32 AM PDT by bird4four4 (God Damn America!!! - Mr. Wright, your prayer has been answered 11-4-08)
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To: John.Galt2012

Maybe he’s good at something.


34 posted on 03/18/2009 7:18:52 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Raster Man

That’s funny, I don’t have time to watch college basketball and I’m not the president.


35 posted on 03/18/2009 7:19:03 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: John.Galt2012

I heard he picked Karl Marx over George Washington in the final...


36 posted on 03/18/2009 7:21:57 AM PDT by Chief Inspector Clouseau
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To: John.Galt2012

I wonder if his hoops picks will be any better than his cabinet picks. After all, they couldnt get much worse.


37 posted on 03/18/2009 7:22:41 AM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

It is not news, it is Bravo Sierra....


38 posted on 03/18/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: RegulatorCountry

and when one of his picks loses, he’ll organize a press conference to announce “I am deeply disappointed in their performance. That’s not the Louisville Men’s Basketball team I know.”

(not pickin on Louisville, just an example!)


39 posted on 03/18/2009 7:29:29 AM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: John.Galt2012

every day he shows what an IDIOT he is and continues to be


40 posted on 03/18/2009 7:48:41 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: xtinct

And he doesn’t have time to worry about the financial situation.


41 posted on 03/18/2009 7:50:03 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: John.Galt2012

Ah crap. I have the same final four. I do have some 6 seeds in the elite 8 though.


42 posted on 03/18/2009 7:55:40 AM PDT by 14erClimb (Third world hell hole status, here we come!)
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To: John.Galt2012

In other news, Obama woke up, shaved, took a nice hot shower, and ate breakfast. This evening, he’ll eat dinner, watch a little TV and go to bed.


43 posted on 03/18/2009 7:57:53 AM PDT by chpmass
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To: John.Galt2012
I wish this monkey would pick some senior Treasury officials so they can “solve” the banking crisis. Probably more important that basketball, O’Bama.
44 posted on 03/18/2009 8:10:46 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: demshateGod
Actually, Bobby Knight considers Memphis the most dangerous team in the tournament, and says that Tyrek Evans may be the best player in the nation.

GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

45 posted on 03/18/2009 8:14:55 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (GO MEMPHIS TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: John.Galt2012

Priorities. Funny probably afraid to comment on anything important after his outrage yesterday over AIG doing what he authorized by his signature on the stimulus bill.


46 posted on 03/18/2009 8:21:39 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Basketball!

Who says this guy doesn’t know anything!

He’s got his “Basketball Jones” - - screw the economy!


47 posted on 03/18/2009 8:29:38 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: John.Galt2012

...While Rome burns!


48 posted on 03/18/2009 8:45:58 AM PDT by Hayzo
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To: Hayzo

Good, now I know not to pick any of those teams, he thought there was no way US would win in Iraq, his cabinet picks were all wrong! So I not taking his advise.


49 posted on 03/18/2009 8:59:23 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: John.Galt2012
I was just wondering how those Treasury Cabinet picks were coming along.

Well, this is what he probably meant when he told the New York Times reporter last week "I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system."

Maybe now that he's finally decided on the MM picks, he can get around to filling all those tops spots at Treasury. At the very least America can hope one of these days the President might be inclined to do carve the time from his busy schedule to do so.

That is, if more pressing priorities such as texting in his pick for Fan Favorite on Bravo TV's Top Chef don't intervene.

50 posted on 03/18/2009 9:13:51 AM PDT by leilani
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