We’re entering dangerous territory this evening, that gray area where sports and politics mix, and speculation has no basis whatsoever in fact.
Possibly you have heard of Kudzu Vine, a Democratic experiment in blog talk radio.
Athleticism rarely works itself into the format. But it did on Sunday, when host David McLaughlin, who operates out of Rome, raised the topic the University of Georgia’s next basketball coach.
Why not consider, McLaughlin said, Craig Robinson, the current coach of the Oregon State Beavers — and brother-in-law of President Barack Obama? Bobby Knight be damned.
“We might see a little more of Michelle and the girls — maybe [they’d] come to visit their uncle,” said Catherine Smith, a contributor to Blog for Democracy, asked to gauge the political upside.
Tim Shiflett, chairman of the Chattooga County Democratic party, served up the reality check:
“I’m going to vote no to this. His big season so far was in the Ivy League — 19 wins and they didn’t win the league championship. At Oregon, you said they’re better. Well, that’s kind of relative. There record is 13 and 16. I can think of four or five guys I’d look at before him.”
On the other hand, Shiflett said: “I’ve got to admit, that if you have someone helping your recruiting by the name of Obama, it can’t hurt.”
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