Thread: News Article: Bruins reflect on Tim Thomas
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02-10-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by finchster View Post
I know politics isn’t allowed so I will tread lightly and exit. Anytime a politician takes time for a photo-op, there’s nothing apolitical about it. Politicians are public figures and publicity with other popular public figures creates a positive association for the politician. I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to lend themselves in support of a politician they abhor.
However, this is a time honored event for every pro team that wins the Championship to go meet the Prez and have a luncheon. This goes way back. I can't think of any other player that skipped out over political reasons. Maybe if he just didn't go, made up an excuse and didn't post on Facebook, this would not have been a big deal.

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