I swear I just knew it. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I didn’t even think about looking into the politics of the new Cubs owner until I realized I hadn’t heard a word about it.
Lo and behold, the chairman of one of the most popular sports franchises in America…in probably the second most liberal big city in the country…has donated over $75,000 to Republican political candidates in just the last 6 years, including FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS to McCain/Palin, for god’s sake. This guy Ricketts actually believes Sarah Palin should have been elected Vice President.
This is what Cubs fans are now being fleeced to support? All these new ads and the virtual destruction of Wrigley Field’s legendary ambience are going to support ultra right-wing causes which at least 50% of Cubs fans are against? Corporate political interests are one thing. But Tom Ricketts has personally donated tens of thousands of dollars to ϋber-conservative candiates.
You read this site. You know how crazy I am about the Cubs and Wrigley Field. If you’ve been with me for a while, you also know I’m a progressive liberal, for better or worse. How can I support something which so flies in the face of my core beliefs? On the other hand, how can I let mere politics affect my support of something which has brought me such overwhelming joy?
Does Tom Ricketts think Cubs fans are so blindly loyal, we will forgive his devastating support of Sarah freaking Palin? I have to admit, perhaps most of us will.What a perfect scam. (newsmeat)