The owners of the Chicago Cubs are trying to spin themselves away from the $10 million Joe Ricketts plan to slime President Obama. Looks like it's not working:
The same day, Laura Ricketts stepped from the background into the limelight, representing ownership at the Kerry Wood retirement festivities. Nothing makes a better human shield in times of PR crisis than the readily-available Obama supporter. In case of emergency, break glass – contains one liberal lesbian.
Here’s what Ricketts is trying to do that is so galling: he’s retroactively refashioning the story of the family’s purchase of the Cubs, in a vain attempt to remove his father, Joe, from history.
“He’s not involved in anything we do as a team,” Tom Ricketts told the paper. “He’s not involved in the team…it’s apples and oranges. Maybe it’s difficult for some people to separate the two, but that’s just the way it is.”
It’s difficult because of the truth. It’s Joe’s money. Joe bought the team, with the kids out in front of the parade. There’s a YouTube video from 2010 in which daddy himself explains how the Cubs were acquired.
$10 million could have bought the Cubbies a decent pitcher or two...