Times are tough, the country is freaking out, and President Obama just wants to watch the Super Bowl unmolested.
Breaking tradition of the last three years, the Obamas will not be hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday, Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown reports.
Past Super Bowl gatherings at the White House have been a hot ticket, and have counted A-list celebrities and politicians as guests.
But Obama clearly doesn’t want to gab with JLo about her new boyfriend, or chat with members of Congress about the upcoming Senate elections.
Obama is serious about his football. In Jodi Kantor’s book, “The Obamas,” Rep. Mike Doyle said that at one Super Bowl gathering, the president was “sitting up front” and “didn’t move” once the game started.
Some witnesses even heard him say, “Not now honey, I’m watching the game.” Joking.
This year, Michelle Obama told Rachel Ray, Super Bowl Sunday will be “quiet,” and the president will enjoy his favourite snack: nachos and guacamole.
Someone should keep an eye on him though. We all know what happens when presidents snack alone while watching football.
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