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April 27th, 2012
11:47 PM ET

Letters to the President #1194: 'Lord Stanley is back in town!'

Reporter's Note: Every day I write a letter to President Obama. I think he like it. Then again, I had an imaginary friend when I was a kid.

Dear Mr. President,

Did you happen to see the end of the Panthers-Devils game last night? Excellent hockey fun, I must say. You and I have been through a few Stanley Cup playoffs already, and I still don’t know if you are really a fan, but until you call and say otherwise I will continue to assume you are and include you in all my excited ranting.

Speaking of which, go Caps! Nice to see the home town team ripping into the next round, huh?

That said, I guess you had better be careful about how many fun-filled social events (like hockey games) that you wander into from now until November. I noticed that Republican attack ad painting you as a “celebrity” president, and getting caught with a slice of pizza and a cold beer at rink side probably won’t help.

Hey, here’s an idea: You and I can go together in disguise! Sure, we can get some Caps jerseys, some plastic hockey helmets, and black out some of our teeth as if we are members of the team. No one will spot us. Even if we show up on the big screen at the arena, people will just say, “Why look at those dedicated fans. They must really love hockey!” not “Oh my gosh, it’s the leader of the free world once again wallowing in a celebrity lifestyle!”

Let me know your thoughts on the matter, or just give me a call if you want to go. Not sure I can easily get tickets, but maybe you can pull some presidential strings. Ha!

Regards,

Tom

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