If we should judge Presidential candidates on having at least a passing familiarity with the sport we know and love, almost half the Republican field wiped themselves out last night.
… At the very end, just as I was beginning to wonder if the end would ever come, they were asked what would they be doing on Saturday night if they weren’t on that stage. (Ooh, ooh! Ask me! Ask me!) Gingrich started off by saying he’d be home “watching the national-championship college basketball game.” He meant the football game, and he caught himself, sort of, so we’ll give him a pass. Then two of his compadres — including Willard — agreed with him. Yeah, they’d be watching that national-championship game, you betcha, boy howdy.
The BCS championship game takes place Monday night. Three members of the Republican presidential field told America last night that, if they weren’t in New Hampshire being dicks to themselves and the rest of the nation, they’d be home watching a football game that wouldn’t be played for nearly another 48 hours.
I bet Obama knows when the title game is scheduled. At least Perry had the sense to say he’d rather be off by himself and his shotgun.
Seriously, this is what happens when a bunch of rich, self-obsessed politicians try to pass themselves off as one of the boys settling back with a six-pack and a football game.
Leave sports to the people who care, fellas. We’ll all be happier for it.