Found June 25, 2012 on The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
President Barack Obama was in Boston for a fundraiser at Smyphony Hall on Monday and towards the end of his speech he decided to thank the Red Sox for trading Kevin Youkilis to his beloved Chicao White Sox. He was promptly booed. Well, there goes Massachusetts, Mr. President.
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