The Washington Times - March 21, 2013, 11:09AM

Yes, President Obama is following the NCAA tournament, for better or worse.

“The president has his priorities. His White House closes tours while he continues to play golf and host lavish parties. He’ll be two months late with his budget, but he got his NCAA basketball brackets in right on time,” observes Bryan Preston, a Pajamas Media opinion writer.

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“The leader of the semifree world picks Indiana to win it all. Sadly, Obama’s bracketology will end up helping him connect with some voters,” Mr. Preston adds.

Mr. Obama chose Florida, Indiana, Louisville and Ohio State to reach the Final Four.

“I’m going with Louisville. I know it’s not a surprise pick,” the president told ESPN. “And I’m going with Indiana. These are the two best teams right now, and for the championship I’m going back to the Big Ten. I think this is Indiana’s year.”

One South Carolina Republican has his own prediction.

“I think his basketball picks are good news stories and his budget is a lousy news story for him, and so he’s trying to do a good news story,” Sen. Lindsay Graham told Fox News.