- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 23, 2014

President Obama famously fills out an NCAA March Madness basketball bracket ever year, but it’s nothing like the one recently circulated by campus conservative activist Caleb Bonham.

Mr. Bonham asked students at George Mason University to fill out a bracket ranking the “elite eight” Obama administration missteps, which he called the “Obama March Madness Scandal Edition.”

“Which scandal will win the big dance?” says the YouTube video posted Friday by Campus Reform.

The result was a three-way tie between “IRS Targets Conservatives,” “If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan,” and “NSA Collection of Citizens’ Email and Phone Data.”

One student said he picked “the IRS targeting conservatives, because that’s partially probably how he got into office.”

Another student called the so-called “BarackTology” bracket “pretty incredible,” while a third called it “terrifying.”

“I really trusted this administration at first and they’ve broken a lot of that trust and I really wanted to see some change happen because — I don’t know, I thought I could trust them, but they just got really sketchy really fast,” she said.

The other options were “Botched Rollout of Healthcare.gov,” “Benghazi,” “Obama Bypassing Congress to Delay Elements of Obamacare,” “Fast and Furious,” and “Department of Justice Spying on Reporters.”

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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