After all, getting to throw out that 1st ball has been a customary ritual of U.S. Presidents since April 14, 1909, with U.S. President William Howard Taft.
Since George Walker Bush’s current term ends January 20, 2009, 2 months prior to the start of the 2009 baseball season, and that he is barred from a 3rd term, his last opportunity for so inaugurating monstrosity stadium is the start of the season of 2008.
Why not at least simply let him have the honor as a former President in 2009 or 2010, and save the D.C. government some of the money and hassle of this burdensome stadium contract?
It’s interesting how the White House seems to be getting away with creating an entity that can be used to subvert the 1st Amendment, including potentially by the White House, but which can’t be subpoenaed to conduct discovery upon the chain of investigation to establish political motives in a court of law.
Perhaps there was some agreement made – unreported by the mass media – between Republican party operatives and Roman Catholic Church hierarchy around 2000, to get a large massive object of a baseball stadium placed to extend St. Vincent de Paul Church’s building line southward, while giving George Walker Bush monstrosity stadium’s first throw of the ball.
If anyone was establishing a U.S. Department of Homeland Security consciously as a means of silencing dissent, such entities are logical subjects for questioning over the chain of command leading to government ambushing its own citizens.