Hoops Coach to Obama: Forget March Madness, Duke It out With Economy!

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Advisers to President Obama probably figured that the young president could score a solid "connect" with average Americans by getting publicly involved in the annual NCAA basketball championships.

No doubt those same folks calculated that Obama could defect attention from his tawdry cabinet picks by wowing the nation with his clever picks for the Final Four in what is known in sports talk as March Madness.

Besides, with those ungodly AIG bonuses and other administration disasters exploding in his face on an almost daily basis, Obama needed an escape into college basketball, a venue with which he is far more familiar than the rigors of actually being responsible for something.

A brief respite from the fishbowl that is the White House might even slow the premature graying of precious Obama's hair, or so his experts thought.

Which is why the president took time away from hiring tax cheats, bankrupting the economy, and making life easy for Islam terrorists long enough to select his basketball picks for all the world to see.

But the old saying, "When you're hot, you're hot, and when you're not, you're not!" came back to haunt Obama, who is definitely NOT HOT, at least not at the moment.

As reported, in part, at Fox News:

"Barack Obama picked North Carolina to defeat Louisville for the NCAA championship, a relatively safe selection for a trailblazing president.

Obama spent part of Tuesday making his tournament picks for ESPN, which posted his completed bracket online Wednesday and showed the First Fan filling it out with Andy Katz on the noon edition of "Sportscenter."

Of course, the president's choice drew a reaction from the Tar Heels' most intense rival.

'Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets,' Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils' first-round site in Greensboro, N.C."

Well said, Coach Krzyzewski!

And mega-dittos concerning Obama's obsession with Rush Limbaugh and other matters that have absolutely nothing to do with upholding the Constitution of the United States, or defending America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

However, one factor might cause one to pause:

Having Obama preoccupied with NCAA basketball hoops through April 6, rather on his duties as president, would limit his ability to do irreparable harm to America for at least three weeks.

And THAT would be a good thing!