Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An ulterior motive?

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, a lifelong Republican, endorsed Barack Obama for President last year. I mean, it should have been obvious that Obama's economic proposals would cut in to Rooney's wealth.

Whatever the case, Rooney looks to have been rewarded handsomely.

President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate Steelers owner Dan Rooney as ambassador to Ireland.

In a White House ceremony (Tuesday) morning, Mr. Obama called Mr. Rooney a "great friend" and cited his efforts to support peace in Ireland.

You know, if this NFL ownership thing doesn't work out, Rooney has a heck of a future as a lobbyist.


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