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WH on Bad Call at Football Game: 'Pressing Matter,' 'Astounding' and 'Very Distressing'
Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/25/2012 3:21:12 PM PDT by bkopto

The White House weighed in on the blown call that cost the Green Bay Packers the football game last night against the Seattle Super Hawks. Via the pool report, from aboard Air Force One:

Carney ... was eager to weigh in on an issue he called a “pressing matter,” “astounding” and “very distressing” -- the end of the Packers-Seahawks game.

Carney said he had talked to the president this morning about it.

Carney noted that the president had discussed the issue last week in an interview with a Cleveland radio station and “as a sports fan he thought it was time to get back to the regular refs. "

"This morning I talked to him about the end of the Packers-Seahawks game and he said that what happened in that game is a perfect example of why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences so that the regular refs can get back on the field and we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love rather than debating whether of not a game is won or lost because of a bad call."

"He thinks there were real problems with the call."

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: badcall; packers; refs
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1 posted on 09/25/2012 3:21:16 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Beyond his pay grade....


2 posted on 09/25/2012 3:23:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: bkopto

It’s just a bump in the road.....


3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: bkopto

Too bad they couldn’t avoid it by feeding an ambassador or two to the crocodiles...


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: bkopto

LOLOL


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bkopto

Carney thrilled that no lie was necessary.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bkopto
Clearly, the ref made the bad call because he was so outraged by that Mohammad video.
7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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For sure.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:27:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: bkopto

Gee, did I miss him weighing in on the Chicago teachers strike?!


9 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: bkopto

The refs acted stupidly, and I’d like to invite Tate and Jennings to a Gatorade summit on the WH lawn to exploit this teachable moment.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: bkopto

Time for a beer summit. Netanyahu will just have to sit by the phone and wait.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: bkopto
This quote from the Des Moines Register will cost him some Wisconsin votes I hope:

“And I say this as a Bears fan, who obviously is never heartbroken when the Packers lose, but it’s not just this game,” Obama said.”

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/09/25/obama-blows-the-whistle-on-replacement-refs-botched-call-in-packers-seahawks-game/

12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: bkopto

Will Obama accuse the refs of “Acting stupidly?” Obama, quick to respond to a football game, meanwhile 4 Dead Americans get slaughtered in Libya, not a peep


13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bkopto
No problem, Obama.

It's just a 'bump in the road'.

14 posted on 09/25/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Then we need a gatorade summit


15 posted on 09/25/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bkopto

Whoa, wait. This really isn’t satire! The POTUS really said that? Hahahaha!!


16 posted on 09/25/2012 3:33:56 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bkopto

He has time for the View, Letterman, and to discuss something way above his pay scale, but no time for Netanyahu?


17 posted on 09/25/2012 3:35:21 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: bkopto

easy call huh mr. president. always take the union over the owner’s side.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: bkopto

What does the president have against hockey?


19 posted on 09/25/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: bkopto
From Drudge; The Lingerie Football League Announces That It Fired “A Couple Crews Which Apparently Are Now Officiating In The NFL” Because Of Incompetence
20 posted on 09/25/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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