Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Bloom gives signed McNabb jersey to Laura Bush

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON - President Bush welcomed "dudes and dudesses" from the U.S. Winter Olympic team today in a White House ceremony that included a most unusual prop - a signed football jersey from Donovan McNabb.

After speeches by Bush and speedskater Chris Witty, the president was presented with an Olympic torch and was quickly surrounded by athletes who treated him like a celebrity gold medalist. Bush signed a bobblehead doll, posters, jackets and posed for photos - but somehow seemed not to notice when skier-turned-football-player Jeremy Bloom offered the Philadelphia Eagles jersey signed by McNabb.

So Bloom, who was drafted in the fifth round last month by the Eagles, did the next best thing: He gave the jersey to first lady Laura Bush.

Read the whole story here.


And these quotes, from the Eagles web site:

On presenting Mr. Bush with a Donovan McNabb-autographed jersey:

“I was with the President a week before the draft at a Republican gala that he invited me to and we were talking about what team I might get drafted to in the draft and stuff like that, and I told him I would try to get him an autographed jersey from whatever team I went to. He was pretty thrilled with the McNabb jersey.”

On what the White House is like and what kind of charisma Mr. Bush has:

"I'll start with the charisma that President Bush has. All politics aside, the guy is hysterical. He's got an incredible personality. He's a jokester, he loves athletics, he loves football, he loves baseball. He's very knowledgeable about sports and he's a very down-to-earth guy. He likes to act like a normal guy in front of us.

"It was an incredible thrill and honor for me."


Not sure you want to brag about attending a "Republican gala" when you're trying to fit in in Philadelphia ....


At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not sure you want to brag about attending a "Republican gala" when you're trying to fit in in Philadelphia "

Gotta get that dig in, eh? Well for every fan Bloom may have lost in the city, he gained two in the suburbs.

At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, pretty soon he's going to be labled a racist, bigotted homophobe. Isn't it a "hate-crime" to attend Republican galas? Watch out Donovan.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger JB said...

If Bloom returns some kicks for TDs and bring a spark to this team... He could be a communist for all I care.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger K.Koons said...

God Bless Bloom and Bush. As a former Philly resident, now living in the Soviet Republic of California run by liberal Democrats, I understand the thrill of Bloom meeting a real leader dispite W's failures on illegal immigration. Hey, Street and other Democrats haven't exactly made Philadelphia 'a city set on a hill'.Maybe after his great career with the Eagles, Bloom can run for office and bring the city some respect ala what Lynn Swann could do for the entire state!

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

save all the "liberal" bs. This guy (bloom) has whitebread republican written all over him. not that i care if anybody wants to be ignorant, such as the post above me (loser), but GEORGE W. BUSH IS A FREAKIN" MORON. Everybody knows that. The president is a regular guy. I dont want my president to be a regular guy. I want him to have some brains, not be a sock puppet for his advisors.

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This President is an embarassment. I wouldn't give him a Reno Mahe jersey. The birds are going to be an embarassment if they dont procure another offensive weapon by season's start. Bush is probably a dallas fan anyway, just like most frauds are.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koons, you are a moron!! Lynn Swan is about as qualified as I to run the state of PA. Rendell is doing just fine thank you very much. I'm sick of Governers who come from the western part of PA. We've had enough of that crap! I want someone who represents the people who finance this state, and that would be here, the eastern/southeastern part of the state. I don't need some ex jock running the state I reside in. But its fools like you who make that possible. Stay in California where you belong and keep your mouth shut on PA matters.

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're counting on Bloom for anything, you're barking up the wrong tree. This kid can't play WR in the pros, so you hope he can return kicks and such. But remember JR Reid plans on taking that role, so Jeremy may be headed for the practice squad. This kid isnt going to be the kind of difference maker this team so sorely needs.

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who says "god bless bush" is a certifiably cretinious lump of worthless blubbery flesh. as for bloom, well, it's no surprise that he's a republican dimwit -- he is a football player, after all.


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