Saturday, November 24, 2007

George W. Bush and the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Recently, Frank Deford did a piece on NPR's "Morning Edition" in which he likened certain national politicians to sports figures. For instance, Barack Obama is Roger Federer, Mitt Romney is Derek Jeter, and Ron Paul is Manny 'that's just Manny-being-Manny' Ramirez. Most of Deford's selections are a stretch, although linking George W. Bush and MLB commissioner Bud Selig makes some sense. However, it sees to us that George W. is more like a winless team--the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (or the 2007 Miami Dolphins, if you prefer)--because he's embarrassing and painful to watch, and delivers predictably horrible results week in and week out. Can anyone think of a better comparison?

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