View Full Version : TV stations pick football over another Obama jobs speech...

09-07-2011, 08:17 PM
He probably didn't know it at the time, but when President Obama greeted Green Bay Packers quarterback (and California Golden Bears alum) Aaron Rodgers at the White House this August, he was shaking hands with the competition. And not because Obama is a Chicago Bears fan.

The NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WTMJ TV announced yesterday they will not be airing Obama's jobs speech at 7 PM EST Thursday night. instead they are opting for their own pre-game coverage of the Packers Saints game scheduled to kick off at 8 PM. Green Bay's NBC affiliate, NBC 26, will also go with the Packers pre-game show over Obama.


09-07-2011, 08:24 PM
Sen Vitter Picking Pigskin Over Politics

Louisiana Senator David Vitter [1] (R) has decided to forgo President Obama's Thursday night speech, and instead will host an New Orleans Saints [2] party for family and friends.

Appearing on Power Play Live with Chris Stirewalt, Vitter called the President's address "more political speech that substantive" and said, "I have a Saints party...and I am absolutely going to be there for the big game, kick-off of the Saints and the whole NFL."

The New Orleans Saints [2] travel to Green Bay to take on the defending Super Bowl [3] Champion Packers in Thursday night's NFL season-opener at 830pm EDT, the President is scheduled to speak at 7pm EDT.


Now we'll have to listen to all of the liberal News Hounds complain about the Republicians lack of Presidential respect......