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President Obama congratulates the SF Giants

From the White House Media Affairs Office:

Earlier today, President Obama called members of the San Francisco Giants organization. He congratulated the management, owners, and the team on winning the World Series and noted that he remembered the excitement he felt when the White Sox broke their World Series dry spell. The President said he enjoyed watching the game and congratulated the whole organization, including the pitching staff and young stars Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey for their composure under pressure. The President also mentioned that he wanted to find out if there really was magic in closer Brian Wilson’s beard. The Giants invited the President to a home game and the President said he looked forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.

He’ll be wanting that beard magic working for him as the House and Senate results come in tonight, but I don’t think he’ll fare as well as the Giants did…

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.