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Look, Flip-Flopping on the War Is One Thing; On Yankees-Red Sox It’s Unacceptable

Yesterday Bill Richardson made sure he wouldn’t get support from Red Sox fans or Yankee fans:

MR. RUSSERT:  You’re a Red Sox fan.
GOV. RICHARDSON:  I’m a Red Sox fan.
MR. RUSSERT:  End of subject.
GOV. RICHARDSON:  End of subject.
MR. RUSSERT:  You better get rid of this book [in which Richardson says he’s a Yankees fan].
GOV. RICHARDSON:  Oh, no!  I’m also a Yankee fan.  I also like…
MR. RUSSERT:  Oh, now, wait a minute!
GOV. RICHARDSON:  You can—Tim…
MR. RUSSERT:  I guarantee…
GOV. RICHARDSON:  No, I know, I got in trouble…
MR. RUSSERT:  …if you go—if you go to Yankee Stadium or Fenway, you cannot be both.
GOV. RICHARDSON:  But I like—Mickey Mantle was my hero.  If I weren’t running for president, and the Associated Press asked me, I’d play center field for the New York—I wanted to be number seven.  And—but I still love the Red Sox as a team.  I mean, this is the thing about me, Tim.  I can bring people together.  I can unify people.
MR. RUSSERT:  Yankee fans and Red Sox fans?
GOV. RICHARDSON:  Yes.
MR. RUSSERT:  Not a chance.
GOV. RICHARDSON:  Well, I bet you I can.

I’ll take that bet, Governor. You’ve got a better shot with the Sunni and Shia.

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