President Obama got a "shove it" warm Wisconsin welcome while visiting my home state today. Upon arriving, he received three Packers jerseys, all meant to mock his love of the Chicago Bears and his admission that he would not attend the Super Bowl if the Packers won the NFC Championship game. They did.
"I've only been on the ground for an hour. I've got three jerseys," Obama said while giving a speech at an energy company in Manitowoc, WI. "One of them is from (Packers cornerback Charles) Woodson and he just said, 'See you at the White House.'"
As soon as he stepped of of Air Force One, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt each presented Obama with a jersey, including the one from Woodson:
Apparently he didn't learn his lesson after predicting a Bears win last week. On Wednesday he looked into his Bears crystal ball and offered another prophecy: "[W]e will get you next year. I'm just letting you know."
Woodson, remember, gave a passionate locker room speech on Sunday after beating the Bears, saying that if Obama won't come to the Super Bowl the Packers will have to visit him -- a reference to the winning Super Bowl teams traditional pilgrimage to the White House.
Considering Wisconsin has a strong chance of swinging Republican in 2012, I'm going to file Obama's Packers comments under the "politically dumb" category.