Monday, March 31, 2008

Unpopular (adj.)

Consider the scene; you're the President of the United States of America and you're throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game at Washington's new baseball stadium. The nation's capital has gone without major league baseball for 35 years, so it's a huge day for the capital of one of the world's most fiercely patriotic nations.

And as you walk out onto the field on this day of celebration in the seat of your power, this happens;



I'm guessing the 217 days to polling can't come soon enough...

5 comments:

Paul Walter said...

Apparently the jeers were more to do with the jacket he was wearing, rather than his unpopularity as President. It was a Nationals jacket, so the cheers were likely to have come from Nationals supporters and the jeers were likely to have come from Braves' supporters.

Auberius said...

I'd buy that if they were playing the Red Sox or the Yankees, but apart from them baseball doesn't really do away fans...

Paul Walter said...

You're probably right - I picked up the idea from this article:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iLQntRPPWiF4tXGgNI04zJhrrFfAD8VO5ATG1

Auberius said...

It's a possibility; I suppose Washington is more likely to have a large number of "ex-pats" from other cities. Guess the whole Braves jacket bit at the start just sounds like spin to me...

Richard Gadsden said...

It's pure spin; they started jeering the instant his name was announced.