Obama’s Hopes Rest On Accuracy of March Madness Picks

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Back in his sporting youth, Barack Obama used to be a glorious basketball player — dare we say, the “Grant Hill of Honolulu”? Then he sold out and became another Elitist Northeast Liberal whose favorite activity is to pick the bracket of the NCAA Tournament, of basketball, which starts today. Barry predicts North Carolina, Kansas, Pittsburgh and UCLA will make the Final Four this year, with North Carolina going on to win. In political terms, this means he is giving up on the Pennsylvania primary, spitting on his racist white grandmother’s grave in Kansas, spurning California for not pushing him over the top, and concentrating on preserving his medium-size lead before the May 6 North Carolina primary. But what if he is wrong? [AP/NYT]

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