Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And speaking of Barack Obama...

Obama looks to Zen master Jackson for political enlightenment?

Seeking help in building bi-partisanship, President Obama reached out today to a noted advocate of Zen Buddhism: Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

"I was hoping that, Coach, you were going to bring some books for Republicans and Democrats in Congress maybe to get them to start playing like a team together," Obama joked in honoring the pro basketball champions at the White House.

Jackson, who applies Zen principles in his coaching, wrote a book called Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior.

The Lakers won the National Basketball Association title last year, but got their White House ceremony today because they are in town to play the woeful Washington Wizards.

No, Barack Obama wasn't asking for any advice, I think. It sounds more like just any other photo-op. That's a pity, because Obama should direction...

And speaking of Obama...

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