Barack's Bracket

Those who criticized the president’s bracket are singing the sweet song of vindication heading into tonight’s championship game between UNC and Michigan State. Although Obama picked the Heels to win it all—which they are favored to do at this point—his final four also included three absent teams: Memphis, Louisville and Pittsburgh. Nevertheless, North Carolina has boosted the president into the top third of the 5 million-plus ESPN.com entries—a respectable finish, but not good enough to take the cake.