The biggest hoops fan in the White House perhaps ever, President Obama couldn't help himself.
He took time out from trying to rescue the economy, quell the outrage over the AIG bonuses, and prosecute two wars to fill out his NCAA tournament bracket, just like anyone slaving away in a cubicle.
His handwritten predictions are posted on the White House website -- complete with cross-outs. Obama plays it rather safe, picking three of the four No. 1 seeds to make it to the Final Four in Detroit (No. 2 Memphis in the West is the exception).
In the final, he has UNC and Louisville. He seems to have initially picked Louisville to win it all, but changed to UNC, whose team he played with during the campaign.
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