Perhaps still thankful for winning Ohio in November’s presidential election, President Barack Obama delivered a snub of Michigan while giving the commencement address at Ohio State on Sunday.
“It is true that I did speak at that certain university up north a few years ago,” Obama said early in his speech, referring to his giving the commencement address at Michigan in 2010. “But, to be fair, you did let President Ford speak here once and he played football for Michigan. So everybody can get some redemption.”
As to be expected, this small slight overjoyed Buckeyes fans while eliciting a noticeably contrasting reaction from Wolverines supporters.
Ohio State Fans
RT “@erindunseith: Obama called University of Michigan the school up north…well that’s the first thing he’s done right in 5 years”
— Kayla Hammerberg (@kayy_lalaa) May 6, 2013
RT @kylerowland: Obama just referred to the University of Michigan as That School Up North.” I knew I liked the guy…just not his politics
— David Mills (@Roboviper) May 6, 2013
— Austin Elmore (@AutyElmore) May 5, 2013
Obama just referred to Michigan as “that school up north” in his OSU commencement address. I feel cheap and used. — Matt Slovin (@MattSlovin) May 5, 2013
Garbage. Flip flopper. RT @kylerowland: President Obama just referred to the University of Michigan as That School Up North.
— Jeff Weintraub (@TheDailyTraub) May 5, 2013
He may have flip-flopped but give Obama credit: At least he didn’t pull a John Kerry and flub the sports joke entirely.