Friday, March 18, 2011

Gingrich slams Obama's "fixation" on NCAA tourney

Newt Gingrich ripped Barack Obama on Fox News last night for publicly releasing his NCAA bracket during a time of crisis.

Oddly, Newt then deviated from his slam to give his own picks.

"The Administration has just sort of checked out.

You know, the president has this fixation with the Final Four. Spent time on ESPN giving us his version of what really mattered to him, which is the Final Four.

I like basketball. I think the president knows more about it than I do.

He may well be right about Kansas, although I must say I have a personal affection for Duke, where my best friend from high school went to school and where they have a great coach, and I kind of have a soft spot in my heart for Duke winning. But Kansas is a great school, so maybe the president is right.

But what's strange is -- with all of these crises -- how can you focus that kind of time and attention as president of the United States? Not as a private citizen, not as a spectator, not as a hobby."