Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/24/12
The Boston Bruins went to the White House to meet President Obama and celebrate their 2011 Stanley Cup championship yesterday— shorthanded. Two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas snubbed the meet-and greet with Obama and later issued a statement on his Facebook page citing his reasons for snubbing the President of the United States at the traditional ceremony. "I believe the federal government ha grown out of control," he stated, "threatening the rights, liberties, and property of the people." Call it Unoccupy White House. The Internet lit up with polarized opinions about Thomas' political views and defiant stance at the expense of the entire team. The Bruins president, cam Neely, tried to distance the team from Thomas without alienating the playoff MVP. "We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization," said Neely. Thomas— born in Flint, Mich. and an outspoken Tea Party member— said h...
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