It's probably a good thing for all involved that the San Francisco Giants will be paying a visit to President Barack Obama next Monday. The Giants deserve their hard-earned recognition as World Series champs, and Washington needs a dose of good sense as negotiations grind on over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling.
One man is clearly pivotal to this process: Brian Wilson. Could the Giants closer, who has sealed so many other memorable victories, bring intractable GOP officials around, and save the U.S. from the economic consequences of a downgraded credit rating?
It's tough to imagine that the caviling likes of Eric Cantor and John Boehner could stare down Wilson -- or his sculpted ship captain's beard -- if he urged them to compromise.