Portly Italian Fellow Purchasing Ravioli (jokingly):
I like Obama, but if he passes this heath care thing, all the good food is gonna be outlawed.
Pasta Peddler Behind the Counter (deadly serious):
Are you a Yankee fan?
Portly Italian Fellow Purchasing Ravioli:
Pasta Peddler Behind the Counter:
Then you must really be happy Obama's in the White House. The Yankees never win with a Republican in there. Not under Bush, not under Reagan.
This is a strange little phenomenon, but it's pretty true. The last Yankees World Series under a Republican president was back in 1956 under Eisenhower.
In all only 6 of 26 championship runs have been under a Republican (and only 2 since World War II). Here they are: '23, '27, '28 under Coolidge; '32 under Hoover; '53 and '56 under Eisenhower.
In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I grew up in South Philadelphia and am a dyed in the wool Phils fan. So I hope this trend gets bucked.