A Superbowl Question
February 2, 2009
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Why on earth did Dan Rooney thank President Obama upon being presented with the Vince Lombardi trophy?
- The president called in a pivotal play a la Richard Nixon.
- Rooney was actually thanking the president for making him ambassador to Ireland.
- On January 29th, the president issued an Executive Order requiring that he be thanked first at all award ceremonies, public or private.
- It was an easy mistake to make: Rooney actually meant to thank not President Obama, but God. (The other One from whom all good things come). He regrets the error.