Monday, March 29, 2010

Does Obama have to be everywhere?

When will the White House learn that Americans don't really want to see President Obama while we're in the middle of enjoying a sports event. First he had to show up before the Super Bowl and now he's going to insert himself into the NCAA Final Four.
This Thursday, CBS "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith will go one-on-one with Pres. Barack Obama in a court-side interview. Then, Smith and his CBS Sports colleague NCAA basketball analyst Clark Kellogg will shoot hoops with Obama on the White House basketball court.

Smith's interview and clips from the game will air on The Early Show Friday. Kellogg's interview with the President, and the game, will air Saturday afternoon and evening during CBS's coverage of the Final Four.

CBS' is the second network news interview Pres. Obama will do this week. He's talking to NBC's Matt Lauer for an interview that will air Tuesday morning on "Today."
CBS might think that Obama is a draw for watching the games, but I think I'd rather endure a Dick Vitale rant of exuberance than to have to watch Obama talking hoops in the middle of a basketball game. Sports should be free of political talk.