Bruins Hero Goalie Tim Thomas Declines Trip to White House – Doesn’t Like Obama
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas declined to meet with Mr. Wonderful President Obama today. He doesn’t like Obama.
Most Bruins fans said it wasn’t a big deal.
FOX News reported:
Boston Bruins’ star goaltender Tim Thomas skipped Monday’s White House visit by the Stanley Cup champions due to political differences with President Barack Obama.
Thomas, a Flint, Mich., native and one of only two American players on the Bruins’ Stanley Cup roster last season, was the only Boston player to decline the invitation.
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People,” Thomas said in a statement.
“This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government,” he wrote.
“Because I believe this, today (Monday) I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.”
Thomas, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in last year’s playoffs, is known to be a political conservative and has publicly stated he is a fan of right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, according to Boston sports radio website WEEI.com.