Drawing A Line in the Ice

Washington Capitals fans Monday night taunted All Star Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas for his public opposition to President Obama, festooning the glass behind him with photos of the president.

The Caps played Boston in Washington last night in the third game of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.

Here’s a shot posted to Twitter by @recordsANDradio of the scene behind the net.

Capitals fans taunt Tim Thomas with Obama photos

Thomas, you may remember, skipped the January trip the Bruins made to the White House to meet with the president as a reward for their Stanley Cup Victory last year. Thomas issued the following statement at the time explaining his decision.

I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic.

Quite brave, I’d say, for someone playing in the city of Boston.

Anyway, the Bruins won, taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

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Award winning journalist Keith Koffler has 16 years of experience covering Washington. As a reporter for CongressDaily, National Journal magazine, and Roll Call, Keith wrote primarily from the White House, covering three presidents and learning as few have the intricacies of the West Wing and the behavior and motivations of its occupants. While mainly stationed at the White House, he also extensively covered Congress and Washington’s lobbyists. Keith has also written for a variety of other publications, including Politico, The Daily Caller, and The London Observer. He currently writes regular opinion columns for Politico. He blogs at whitehousedossier.com.

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