Newt Rips Obama Over NCAA Bracket

Newt Gingrich doesn't like that the President likes the NCAA basketball tournament. But he likes the tournament:
The Administration has just sort of checked out.

You know, the president has this fixation with the Final Four. Spent time on ESPN giving us his version of what really mattered to him, which is the Final Four.

I like basketball. I think the president knows more about it than I do.

He may well be right about Kansas, although I must say I have a personal affection for Duke, where my best friend from high school went to school and where they have a great coach, and I kind of have a soft spot in my heart for Duke winning. But Kansas is a great school, so maybe the president is right.

But what's strange is -- with all of these crises -- how can you focus that kind of time and attention as president of the United States? Not as a private citizen, not as a spectator, not as a hobby.
Dude. Does he not see the irony here? Come on Newt.

For the record, I spent all of about 15 minutes filling out my bracket earlier this week (ps: I've got Kentucky going all... the... way).

Granted, I have far-less pressing issues on my plate. But, I'm sure that the NCAA tournament is not occupying that much of the President's schedule.

Cartoon: Mike Lester, Rome News Tribune