Diary

THE CURSE CONTINUES: Obama picks Kansas; Kansas loses.

Democrats, do you really want this guy to campaign for you?

From The Hill:

Obama likes Kansas to win March Madness
By Michael O’Brien – 03/17/10 12:51 PM ET
President Barack Obama is predicting the University of Kansas Jayhawks defeat the University of Kentucky Wildcats for college basketball’s championship.

According to presidential brackets released to ESPN, the president picked Kentucky and Kansas in his Final Four, in addition to the Kansas State and Villanova University teams, both nicknamed the Wildcats.

From ESPN:

(9) Northern Iowa 69
(1) Kansas 67

I might be missing something, but there are:

1. Chicago Olympic bid (lost in first round)
2. USA Olympic hockey team (lost to Canada)
3. Governor of Virginia
4. Governor of New Jersey
5. Senator from Massachusetts
6, NCAA March Madness

Quite a streak.

There is the question, of course, of why the president gives half an hour to ESPN to pick NCAA basketball men’s and women’s tournament results. President Obama gave a mere 11 minutes to Fox News for an interview where he tried to run out the clock with long answers.