"Cool, calm, collected guy," Griffin said of Obama in comments to J.R. Moehringer of ESPN The Magazine. "He's not a normal person. I'm not a normal person. It's fun when two abnormal people can be normal."
In our lifetime, there always has been a U.S. president who rests his head in our nation's capital. His popularity rises and falls with the sun. But in only one season on the job, Griffin -- the town's first quarterback of note since Bill Clinton roamed the West Wing -- has experienced a level of adoration with which only a small pocket of human beings can identify.
"A lot of people have said D.C.'s my town, it's not Obama's town," Griffin says. "Obama's the second-most popular person in the city. I don't look at it that way. But I can see what they're saying."
It isn't a boast. Griffin has proven to be wise beyond his years and understands what the position of Redskins starting signal-caller means in a city that's hungry for a winner. He has brought a fair amount of hope to those partisan to Washington's football team, and, as long as he wins, high approval ratings are guaranteed.
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