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Politics trumps 2010 World Champs’ celebration at White House

by David Ka Wai Pan | Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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When the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants visited the White House last Friday, they received a surprising response from White House officials.

President Obama, according to White House Officials, is “too busy” with “National Affairs.”

At the time, it may have been a little confusing; however, the President had more than a few legitimate reasons to postpone his celebration plans with the 2010 World Champions.

Friday — He was giving a graduation speech at Miami Dade College in Florida, suggesting that he was not in Washington, D.C., when the Giants were in town.

Saturday — He was preparing jokes about recent political issues for his White House Correspondent Dinner, suggesting that he was rehearsing his comical skills while the Giants were playing the Nationals.

Sunday — He was coordinating an operation to either capture or kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, suggesting he spent the majority of the day zeroed into this strike.

But no matter the reason and implication, this delayed celebration benefited the entire nation, shaping college graduates’ views on life after college, reminding politicians and news anchors to not dwell on personal issues when facing far more pressing issues, and protecting our Nation from threats overseas.


Post By David Ka Wai Pan (7 Posts)

David Ka Wai Pan is currently a college sophomore residing in San Francisco, California. As a die-hard Giants fan, he can be seen walking the streets with a Giants Beanie; but you could expect even more Giants gear when the Dodgers are in town. He'll guarantee it!



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