The Obama Classic

Betsy M. Galliher
If you thought the Obama campaign might attempt some modesty in the wake of all things dismal, downgraded, and transformed, think again.  The Obama Classic, postponed in 2011 when NBA players returned to work post-lockout, is back.  And apparently it's a big freaking deal (subject: Michael Freaking Jordan) for the common man, according to the campaign's latest e-mail. On August 22nd, President Obama is getting together with some of his basketball heroes: Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Sheryl Swoopes, Alonzo Mourning, and Patrick Ewing, just to name a few. Wait, did, you catch that? MICHAEL JORDAN. The President wants to share this dream moment with some of his grassroots supporters. You could be there. And even if basketball's not your thing, you probably have a friend or loved one who's got enough game for the both of you. Just give $3 or whatever you can today, and you'll be automatically entered for the chance for you and a guest to join them for dinner, and on the...(Read Full Post)

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