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It's what happens when one conversation so dominates the media. Everything else is blotted out.
Like the pivotal news story of the 1,000 Barack Obama bobblehead dolls that have been held captive for nine days. And not even by a foreign enemy like Somali pirates. But at the hands of our own government.
This shocking, and perhaps terrifying story of potential government abuse, comes from Charleston, West Virginia. It seems that the town's minor league baseball team (the West Virginia Power) ordered 1,000 presidential bobbleheads to be given away at their home game on Saturday night.
Despite numerous calls from the baseball team, they couldn't get the bobbleheads released. The team reportedly even tried calling the White House perhaps hoping that the president would get the Navy SEALS involved (they had great success last time).
Thankfully, there was a breakthrough. And this morning the team received word that the bobbleheads were released (unharmed) and were being shipped out to West Virginia.
Sadly, the presidential bobblehead will not arrive in time for the game tomorrow. But the first 1,000 patrons will receive a "golden ticket" that will entitle them to an Obama bobblehead once they arrive safely in Charleston.
The bobblehead features President Obama wearing his high school basketball uniform.
As the website SteadyBurn reports, this is an historic moment not only for the West Virginia Power, but for all of baseball.
"Saturday would have marked the first ever bobblehead night for the Power. It also probably marks the largest import operation of a Single-A baseball team not involving kraut for the concession stand."
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