Mitch McConnell snubs Obama and Cats

Gotta love it.

Sen. Mitch McConnell has turned down an invitation from the President to attend an occasion Friday at the White House recognizing the University of Kentucky as the winner of the NCAA basketball tournament.

The reason should be apparent. Nobody in Louisville wants to be in Washington on Kentucky Derby weekend. But Barack Obama obviously doesn’t have a clue about the importance of Derby weekend on the local social calendar.

And, as The Hill noted:

In any case, McConnell is more a fan of the University of Louisville, which lost to Kentucky in the NCAA semifinals, than of the University of Kentucky, a source close to McConnell told The Hill. But McConnell himself declined to express a preference between the two before they met in the tournament, noting he attended both of them — Louisville as an undergraduate, and Kentucky as a law student.

The man has the right priorities.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Mitch McConnell snubs Obama and Cats”

  1. Strange timing on behalf of the president’s staff. But they seem to like to interject him into the middle of other big events. They certainly scored a victory getting him on the championship game halftime show with a recorded fluff piece about the president’s love of basketball and watching his daughters play sports. (Just saw that this week. DVR’d it while I was in the Big Easy.) It’s an election year and his guys are going to get him as much positive face time as possible.

    But what did that loudmouth campaign chair of Clinton’s have plastered over his desk? Oh yeah, “It’s the economy, stupid!”

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