David Vitter, NBC Pick Football Over Obama Speech
NBC affiliates in Milwaukee and Green Bay to skip address, senator has Saints party
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2011 8:14 AM CDT
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(Newser) – David Vitter isn’t going to attend President Obama’s speech tonight, not because he’s sending a message to the president, but because he’s got better things to do. “I have a Saints party,” the Louisiana senator told Fox News yesterday, “and I am absolutely going to be there for the big game, kick-off of the Saints and the whole NFL.” Vitter said he expected Obama to deliver “more a political speech than a substantive speech.” And besides: “As a fanatic, I have my priorities.”

Vitter isn’t the only one making that choice. NBC’s affiliates in Milwaukee and Green Bay will both skip Obama’s speech in favor of pre-game shows for the game, the Washington Examiner reports, though Milwaukee will at least air the speech on an alternate digital channel, according to the Journal Sentinel. New Orleans’ NBC affiliate, on the other hand, must be either more patriotic or less football-crazed, because it’s showing the speech.

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ChrisFong
Sep 10, 2011 11:41 AM CDT
If you haven't watched it already, I summarized Obama's speech for you with Streamliner: http://srml.in/gfeTi/
Watching4theMODS
Sep 8, 2011 9:45 PM CDT
I thought from the picture he was going to watch All That Jazz instead !
trailmix
Sep 8, 2011 8:24 PM CDT
What's really sick is that there are hard working lower and middle class Americans that listen to this sellout A H