Politico columnist: Thank goodness Obama is taking on the Redskins
posted at 12:57 pm on October 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
I’ll share the first four paragraphs with you, and then you have to decide whether Roger Simon (not the Roger L. Simon of Pajamas Media, by the way) is serious or is belittling Barack Obama’s priorities in his Politico column today:
The true measure of a leader is not what battles he wins, but what battles he takes on.
Just because the outcome appears hopeless does not mean the fight is worthless. The hopeless causes of today are the realized dreams of tomorrow.
And so, while facing a government shutdown, the possibility of a debt default, a war in Afghanistan, a poison gas crisis with Syria, a nuclear crisis with Iran and North Korea and the continuing struggle against global terrorism, President Barack Obama has decided to take on a new conflict:
The Washington Redskins. Not the team, but the name.
Now, that would be an awesome open to a critical column about the President’s attention span in the budget impasse. He wants to negotiate a name change to a sports team, but not budget reform with Republicans?
Unfortunately, Simon is serious. No, I’m not kidding.