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January 29, 2009

Obama For Pittsburgh Steelers and American Steel

by Brad Warbiany

From the USA Today:

There’s no more doubt: President Obama says he’s rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

“I wish the (Arizona) Cardinals the best,” the president told reporters at the White House, “but I am a long-time Steelers fan” and a friend of the Rooney family that owns the team.

And his bailout bill (c/o Cato):

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron and steel used in the project is produced in the United States.

I’d claim McCain is a Cardinal’s fan, but I’m not sure they exist.

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2 Comments

  1. They’re all over the freakin’ place, and they’re drivin’ me nuts.

    Comment by Nick M. — January 29, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
  2. Ugh… My flight home from Cleveland & PA tonight was Pittsburgh -> Vegas -> Orange County. Flights into Vegas are usually interesting trips in themselves, but the added “bonus” of being surrounded by drunk obnoxious Steelers fans did NOT improve the matter.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — January 29, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

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