Chris Stirewalt of the Washington Examiner spots a “New low in White House name calling: Bush administration = the Redskins”:
I didn’t notice this gem in Josh Gerstein’s piece on the common refrain in Washington “What if George W. Bush had done that?”:
“As our administration makes progress on the agenda that Washington has ignored for too long, we expect we’ll get some news coverage of that progress that we like and some tough coverage that we don’t,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “It’s not unlike the New Orleans Saints, who are getting lots of good coverage of their perfect record so far — certainly better coverage than the [2-5] Redskins — but it doesn’t mean the Saints have liked every story that’s been written about them since training camp. It goes with the territory.”
Obama and his team have heaped scorn, blame, mockery, derision, and cheap shots onto the 43rd president. But the ‘Skins? C’mon!
From Gregg Easterbook at ESPN in 2003 to ex-SI scribe Michael Silver at Yahoo this year, a perennial phone-it-in story for liberal sportswriters is a screed against the Redskins’ un-PC name; shouldn’t they call out the uber-PC Obamites for invoking it?
In other news from the intersection of football and DC politics, “Rep Steve King has held NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s feet to the fire over the dishonest smear effort that cost Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to own the St Louis Rams,” writes Brian Maloney at his Radio Equalizer site, complete with video of the exchange.