Smart politics 101: ingratiate yourself with the fans of popular sports teams
Democratic presidential candidate and erstwhile hoops junkie Senator Barack Obama took some campaign time to hang with the Texas Longhorn football team today. Austin is friendly territory for any Democratic presidential candidate, so this was an easy call. Good luck finding as warm of a reception in College Station, Senator Obama.
Given the senator's eagerness to flash the hook 'em sign, his campaign just might find itself doing a little damage control among the Aggie vote. (Oh, who are we kidding. The Aggies are all Republicans, aren't they governor?)Looks like he and the players had a good time, even sneaking in a requisite pose with the Heisman Trophy. Now's a good time to mention that although Texas coach Mack Brown is "agnostic" when it comes to politics, Bevo Beat did uncover a $500 donation from Brown's wife to the Obama campaign last march. No word yet on whether Brown was proud of his wife's political contributions for the first time in his life.