Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Green White House
Barry O'Bama goes all out for St. Patrick's day with a green White House fountain (pray for freezing weather tonight - the jello shots are on Michelle -- literally) and the appointment of Steeler owner Dan Rooney as ambassador to Ireland. Rooney is known as a peacemaker in spats between NFL owners. Pacifying Jerry Jones is probably good training for dealing with former IRA gunmen. Language will be a barrier. Forget the endless confusion over what "football" really means - Rooney will spend weeks trying to explain the term "Yinz" to Irish officials already shocked because the American Embassy now seems to be flying something called the Terrible Towel right next to the American flag. Dublin and Pittsburgh, two great cities separated by more than a common language.