President Obama is a big fan of Jeremy Lin
Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum. Ron Paul. These are the people you would expect President Obama to be keeping track of during an election year. But now, add one name to the list: Jeremy Lin.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama is following the exploits of Lin, the overnight sensation of the New York Knicks.
Carney said Lin's winning three-point shot in the victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night was the subject of a great deal of conversation with the President aboard Marine One on Wednesday morning.
Obama was on his way to Milwaukee for a fundraiser. But he now has a strong case of "Lin-sanity." And as you well know, there is no known cure for "Lin-sanity."
Watch out Joe Biden. Can an Obama-Lin ticket be far behind? It would be an unstoppable ticket, and even if they did somehow manage to lose, they could rake in the money playing pickup basketball across the country.
In fact, that would be a great fundraiser now. For $10,000, you and a friend can play Obama and Lin in a two-on-two basketball match. If you win, you get your money back. Lose, and you promise to vote for them in November. If anyone from the Democratic National Committee is reading this, you can have that idea free of charge.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: President Obama at the White House on Monday. Credit: Jewel Samad /Getty Images