Quantcast
Published On: Sun, Jul 1st, 2012

President Obama makes Youkilis joke, gets booed but Jay Carney denies it

During a fundraiser in Boston on Monday night, Obama playfully joked with the crowd, referencing the trade between the Red Sox and White Sox that sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago.

“And finally Boston, I just want to say, thank you for Youkilis,” Obama said.

Kevin Youkilis (center) meets President Obama, 2009 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The President’s quip was met with some laughs, but mostly with boos from the crowd at Symphony Hall.

“I’m just saying, he’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” Obama, a known White Sox fan, continued.

The rough crowd caused Obama to backtrack on his jokes and realize that he should not have mixed baseball in with his re-election campaign.

“I didn’t think I was going to get any boos out of here,” Obama said. “I should not have brought up baseball. I understand. My mistake! My mistake! You’ve got to know your crowd.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney criticized the press reports that the donors in Boston booed the president when he made a joke about the Red Sox’s trade of popular third baseman.

“There has been some really silly reporting about the president’s remarks regarding Kevin Youkilis last night. It is highly commendable in my view as a Red Sox fan that the president has always refused to pander on sports,” said Carney. “He is a White Sox fan, he owns his fandom of the White Sox. He proved that again last night.”

“Anyone who knows Boston, knows the Red Sox and anyone who was in that room last night knows that the preponderance of people shouting in response to what the president said about Kevin Youkilis were saying ‘Yoooook’ and not ‘Booo,’ for God’s sake,” Carney said.

 

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

At the Movies

Pin It