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Obama Booed Over Red Sox Joke

Know your audience folks.  Know your audience.

(Though for an encore, I hear he cracks jokes about dead family members at the Kennedy Compound over the Fourth of July holiday.)

President Obama, speaking to what was supposed to be a crowd of avid supporters, elicited several seconds of loud boos.

At a fundraiser Monday in Boston, the president thanked the infamously sports-crazed city for trading Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis to his beloved Chicago White Sox.

“Finally, Boston I just want to say – Thank you for Youkilis,” he said. “I’m just saying. He’s going to have to change the color of his ‘sox’  —ha, ha.”

But as the audience outcry grew, he quickly added, “I didn’t think I’d get any “boos” out of here, but — I guess I shouldn’t have — I should not have brought up baseball. I understand.

“My mistake. My mistake,” he said. “You’ve got to know your crowd.”

Then, in the audience, a woman yelled, “We still love you!”

Of all my Boston-based friends, you learn fast you don’t make jokes about the Red Sox…or Tom Brady either.

That last one is rather depressing, since his post-marriage hair-style, male model look really calls for it.

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