President Obama Booed After Thanking Boston For Kevin Youkilis
There's video. You have to see this to believe it.BOSTON (CBS) – Being booed was probably the last thing President Barack Obama expected from the crowd at a Symphony Hall fundraiser Monday night, but that happened when the president “thanked” Boston for Kevin Youkilis, who was just traded to the Chicago White Sox.
Boston is a *HUGE* sports town, and the Red Sox are a huge part of that. Fenway Park is an institution; the Curse of the Bambino, finally broken in the magical summer of 2004 (and Youk was on the roster for that series) is still talked about in hushed tones; "Good luck to you and the Red Sox" is still heard with regularity in the streets of Beantown.
And to joke about it the day the trade breaks? While asking these people for money? That's either so freakin' clueless he makes Biden look clever or so arrogant he's bordering on sociopath. Here he is at a fundraiser where people dropped anywhere from $250 to $2500 to listen to him, and he makes fun of one of their institutions?
How much do you want to bet Mitt Romney will be called racist for using this footage in his next campaign video?
That is all.
Thanks to stretch for the link!