Usually when you read a sports column you expect to read about sports, but lately popular NY Daily News columnist Mike Lupica has been using his articles (esp. in his weekly "Shooting From The Lip" column) to give readers political insights from his obviouslywarped Left-leaning brain:
Boy, the Republicans sure did get sweet on Sen. Joe Lieberman all of a sudden.
He's probably wondering where all the love was back in 2000 when the same guys stole an election from him and Gore.
All these yahoos who come rushing to defend George Bush's war in Iraq when an anti-war guy like Ned Lamont wins a primary in Connecticut - when do you suppose they'll be lined up to have their own kids go fight?
And you always have to ask why a big, tough war guy like Cheney set a world's record for draft deferments when he had the chance to go pick up a gun.
His boss kept Alabama safe when he was a young buck.
Those are the words from a "sports journalist" whose ego is so huge that he knows that he can exploit his expert opinion on sports to impart political commentary for the mostly young, white male sports nuts who read his work.