Newsweek's Fineman: Obama's First Pitch 'Looping' and 'Carefully Lofty'

Most observers, even the giddiest of Barack Obama boosters, will agree that baseball is not the president's forte.

[Heck, he can't name any of his favorite White Sox players.]

"High and to the left," it seems, is an accurate description not only of the cost and philosophical direction of ObamaCare but also of Obama's opening pitch yesterday at Nationals Park.

Yet at least one journalist, Newsweek's Howard Fineman, was insanely delicate in his euphemistic description yesterday of Obama's ceremonial toss as a "looping, carefully lofty first pitch."

The way D.C.'s home team played yesterday, perhaps Fineman can get a PR/spin doctor job with the Nats should Newsweek ever lose the 100 subscribers that are keeping it afloat.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.