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John McCain Celebrates End of 'Massive Left-Wing Conspiracy' After Teddy Roosevelt Finally Wins Nationals President's Race


"#Teddy won!"

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He had the longest home game losing streak in baseball, but mascot Teddy Roosevelt finally triumphed during the Presidents Race at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

After a rocky start behind Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, an approximation of the Phillie Phanatic knocked his competition to the ground and allowed the giant-headed 26th president to cross the finish line in the lead for the first time in more than 500 races:

As Nationals fans cheered the long-suffering Rough Rider's victory, one of Teddy's highest-powered supporters was celebrating too -- and trumpeting the end of a "massive left wing conspiracy."

"#Teddy won! #Teddy won! #Teddy won! We've defeated the massive left wing conspiracy!" Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted.

McCain made clear his affection for Teddy in a satirical video for ESPN last month when he jokingly called for congressional hearings "to right this horrible wrong" of his hero's continuing losing streak. He also gave Teddy a pep talk in a video that played in the ballpark on Monday night:

The Hill noted that both Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) gave their congratulations to Teddy as well.

Full disclosure: As a mega-Nationals fan, this writer remains personally torn over Teddy's triumph, particularly snapping a long-standing tradition just as the Nats bring playoff baseball back to D.C. for the first time since 1933.

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