'It Is All About Me'

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched Major League Baseball’s 18th perfect game yesterday. It is a remarkable feat to stop all 27 consecutive highly paid and extremely talented hitters.

So remarkable in fact that President Barack Obama gave Buehrle a phone call shortly after the game. After congratulating Buehrle, Obama made a comment that can only be described as, well, remarkable:

Buehrle explained after the call that Obama also "was taking a little bit of credit because he wore the White Sox jacket at the All-Star Game.”

Has there ever been anyone who claimed so much credit for doing so little than President Obama?

Seriously though, I’m not suggesting that Obama really believes that had anything to do with Buehrle’s pitching performance. Obama was clearly just making small talk. The astonishing thing is that Obama couldn’t make it through what was probably a 90 second phone conversation--with someone who just pitched a perfect game, for his favorite team, in a sport Obama purports to love--without turning the conversation to himself.

It appears those Greek columns on the stage at the Democrat National Convention were actually a palace for Narcissus.


Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched Major League Baseball’s 18th perfect game yesterday. It is a remarkable feat to stop all 27 consecutive highly paid and extremely talented hitters.

So remarkable in fact that President Barack Obama gave Buehrle a phone call shortly after the game. After congratulating Buehrle, Obama made a comment that can only be described as, well, remarkable:

Buehrle explained after the call that Obama also "was taking a little bit of credit because he wore the White Sox jacket at the All-Star Game.”

Has there ever been anyone who claimed so much credit for doing so little than President Obama?

Seriously though, I’m not suggesting that Obama really believes that had anything to do with Buehrle’s pitching performance. Obama was clearly just making small talk. The astonishing thing is that Obama couldn’t make it through what was probably a 90 second phone conversation--with someone who just pitched a perfect game, for his favorite team, in a sport Obama purports to love--without turning the conversation to himself.

It appears those Greek columns on the stage at the Democrat National Convention were actually a palace for Narcissus.