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Messiah, Yes. Michael, No.

A few months ago, I wrote a story for the magazine on the idea, heard with some frequency at the time, that Barack Obama is “the Tiger Woods of politics.”  I found that ridiculous.  Tiger Woods has won 14 major championships, and if he retired today he would be the second-best player in history.  Obama?  Not quite.

So today comes a post at Time’s Swampland blog in which Ana Marie Cox asks Reggie Love, the former Duke University basketball and football player who is constantly at Obama’s side, this question: If Team Obama were a basketball team, which team would it be?  Cox suggested the golden-era Chicago Bulls as one possibility.  Love’s answer:

I don’t think that we’re the golden era Bulls because Michael was so establish[ed] by the time he got to his third and fourth ring. I would say that the senator has a work ethic similar to Michael Jordan, but I don’t know that I would say that he would be — I don’t think he’s the equivalent in the political world of Michael Jordan.

Politics is full of hyperbole.  But there are some places even the most committed partisans can’t go.

Byron York — Byron York is is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

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