Obama was supposed to throw out the first pitch at the Nats home opener, but must've seen the writing of an 0-7 start on the wall, as he blew the team off faster than the Nats starters can hand the game over to the bullpen.
Damn, can't a POTUS have a good sporting experience in the Nation's Capital?
What's that you say? There's a team in D.C. preparing for a playoff run with realistic chances to win a title? Just because the rabid Capitals fans rock the color of Obama's rival party doesn't mean the Prez can't take in the most exciting show on ice, and land, in the District of Columbia.
And now, Obama has no excuses.
Caps owner, Ted Leonsis, met the most powerful man in the free world after a speech at Georgetown on Tuesday. And even though he described himself as tongue-tied in his blog entry about the encounter, Leonsis didn't pass up the chance to invite B.O. to a playoff game on his dime (so the Pres can't blame the struggling economy either).
So what was Obama's response? "We will get back to you."
Not the most promising answer. But between picking Presidential puppies and surprise trips to Iraq, the Prez owes himself a good time. And in D.C. these days, there's no better option than the playoff beard growing frenzy coming to a phone booth less than 10 blocks from the White House.