March 20 (Bloomberg) — Barack Obama is picking the University of North Carolina to win the national college basketball championship, John McCain was working on his tournament bracket last night in London and Hillary Clinton told reporters she needs to check with her sage, Bill Clinton.

The former president, perhaps cognizant of the voters’ passions for home-state teams — including politically important ones in North Carolina, Indiana and Pennsylvania — is taking a pass.

(My emphasis, because Duke sucks and Bill Clinton is a coward.)

After Obama wins the nomination, I hope hope hope he will do the “Tyler Hansbrough victory freakout stomp.”

America needs more unflappable motherfuckers who can take hits, keep their cool, drop fadeaway jumpers with .8 on the clock, and then go into buck-wild goofy dance mode.