Look, I know I’ve been running about 95% A-Rod since Saturday, but it is a baseball story and this is a baseball blog, so at least I’m walking my beat here. For serious mission creep, check out Obama’s press conference on Monday. We’re in the midst of the greatest economic meltdown in living memory. Our government is casually using the word “trillion” when discussing what to do about it. People are suffering. The world is watching. And a reporter from one of the nation’s most important newspapers has a chance to ask our dynamic young president a question about it. Mike Fletcher of the Washington Post: IT’S YOUR MOMENT!
Question: Yes, thank you, sir. What is your reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s admission that he used steroids as a member of the Texas Rangers?
To his credit, President Obama did not say “Oh HELL no,” but I hope to God someone gave Fletcher a wedgie in the locker room after the presser.
(thanks to Ethan Stock for the heads up)