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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Obama Says He Kinda Hopes the Tigers Win the World Series

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

click to enlarge Political suicide?
  • Political suicide?

President Obama appeared on the Tonight Show last night where he admitted that he's leaning toward rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. And what a real slap in the face this is to San Francisco, which has practically bankrolled his 2012 presidential campaign.

His words exactly:

"I will say, I've spent a lot of time in Detroit lately, and I didn't want to let Detroit go bankrupt. So in this particular World Series, I

might be a little partial," Obama said in comments taped before the

Tigers lost the opening game of the series to the San Francisco


Clearly, the president isn't worried about losing the Bay Area vote.

See also: Take a Glimpse at Obama's Trip to San Francisco

Nor should he be, really. San Francisco can't get enough of Obama, which is maybe why he and his wife, Michelle, have made many, many campaign stops here, treating us like the ATMs we are. To date, San Francisco has dumped more than $11 million into the president's campaign coffers and Oakland kicked in another $6 million.

Detroit, on the other hand, contributed a measly $2 million to Obama, while handing over $4 million to Mitt Romney. And it's not as if the mayor of Motor City has had kind things to say about the president; just last month, Dave Bing was lambasting Obama for not paying enough attention to Detroit. (Wait, did he already forget about that monstrous $80 billion auto bailout?)

Well, hopefully all our hard-earned money will pay off in this election, and Obama won't get his ass kicked like the Tigers did last night.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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