The New Football Czar
By David Henderson
On CBS’s “60 Minutes” this evening, almost the whole time was devoted to an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama. They are an incredibly charming couple and it’s hard not to like them, especially him.
But at the end, interviewer Steve Kroft turned to college football. He asked Obama about Obama’s desire to have college football playoffs to determine the national champion. Obama has expressed his desire to have playoffs and he reiterated that desire. Kroft asked Obama what he intended to do about it and Obama said, “I’m going to throw my weight around a little bit.”
Excuse me? Remember that when a President or President-elect threatens to “throw his weight around,” the main tool he has to do that is the threat of force. Against whom will he threaten to use force?
As we used to say on the playground, “Who died and made him king?”