Obama Shouts out Metro East, Reluctantly Mentions Cardinals at Ball
Obama spoke with seven soldiers from the Illinois National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade stationed in Afghanistan via technology akin to a video phone (with the delay between D.C. and Western Asia causing some comedic moments).
The new commander-in-chief asked each soldier -- all of them hail from Chicago -- whether they were a Cubs or White Sox fan.
Someone at the ball must've shouted "Cardinals" after Obama's initial question, because the president later name-checked the Cardinals, Scott Air Force Base (near Belleville) and the Metro East as he called upon all Americans -- Cubs fans, White Sox fans and yes, even Cardinals fans -- to unite as one, etc. etc.
Thanks, Mr. President.