Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mr. President.... Meet Brian Wilson!

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When President Barack Obama gave his prime-time speech on the debt crisis last night I was trying to figure out why he seemed a little uptight. People can say what they want about the president but one thing he's never been accused of is not being able to give a masterful speech. So it seemed kind of odd to me that he looked a little tense.

Well, earlier in the day, the president welcomed the World Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House and maybe that had something to do with it. Is it possible that his encounter with the bearded-one Brian Wilson had something to do with his edginess last night? Could be.

Here's what the president said of Wilson--

"And then there’s the guy with the beard. Where's he? (Laughter.) I do fear it. (Laughter.) Have you guys seen the SportsCenter ad where it's -- ESPN -- where it starts doing a dance? (Laughter.)

Now, underneath Brian’s beard, and the spandex tuxedo -- (laughter) -- and the sea captain costume, and the cleats with his face on them -- is also one of the most dominant closers in baseball. (Applause.) And I do think, Brian, you should know that Michelle was very relieved that the press was going to be talking about what somebody else wears here in the White House –(laughter) -- so that it’s not just her making a fashion statement."

Hmmm? "I do fear it"? So maybe that's what had him a little edgy?

Through his humor the president nailed it. Wilson is one of the most dominant closers in the game, which is a huge reason why he gets away with, well, what he gets away with.

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Wow! Wilson stared the president down as if he was the tying run at the plate.

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Is it me or Wilson is the one guy the Secret Service could have confused as an impostor and kept a close eye on him?

Maybe during the off-season Wilson could work as a special envoy to one of these rogue nations that don't like us. I mean, the guy can intimidate just about anybody. Sheesh!

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Relax, Mr. President. I hear he's not as bad as he looks.

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For a great piece on Brian Wilson go to Cleavie Wonder's blog.

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