Overheard on the Courts of Nashua

Pickleball and politics — two of my favorite past times.  With Iowa in the rearview mirror, attention has now turned to the Granite state.  With that in mind, the following is a sampling of what you may overhear on the pickleball courts in Nashua, NH if each of the remaining candidates took a break from stumping for the presidency and picked up their pickleball paddles for some “friendly” matches.


Overheard on the Pickleball Courts

  1. Bernie: “We’ve got free paddles and balls for everyone…”
  2. Hillary: “Well, I don’t know… that’s what they offered.”  [overheard when a fan asked Hillary if receiving a $675,000 tournament appearance fee seemed a bit excessive]
  3. Christie: “Who’s playing with bubble boy?”
  4. Trump:  “Ted Cruz didn’t win the match.  He stole it. He cheated.  He called the lines out when the balls were clearly in.  Bad!  He should be immediately disqualified.  Based on this fraud either a new match should take place or Cruz results nullified.”
  5. Jeb:  “#PleaseClap.”  (overheard after Jeb executed an effective dink shot)
  6. Rubio:  “I’m definitely rockin’ these new stylish, high-soled shoes on the court.”
  7. Carson:  “I can’t play in this next tournament.  I have to go back home to get some clean shirts.”
  8. Jeb & Christie:  “Rubio’s pickleball record of accomplishment is slim and he has done nothing on the pickleball circuit to enhance the game.”
  9. Trump:  “Play pickleball or die.  Now that’s a motto for the whole country to follow.  What a great slogan. Congratulations, New Hampshire. Wonderful job.”
  10. All candidates except Cruz: “What are these official-looking PLAYER VIOLATION CERTIFICATES we just received in the mail?”
  11. Jeb:  “I didn’t cancel my participation in yesterday’s tournament because of the snow.  In fact, my 90 year old mother even came to watch.”

I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Did you overhear something from one of the candidates that I may have missed?

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See you on the courts!

Coach Todd
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  1. How about a comment from Kasich?
    “Let me tell you what I am going to do in my first 100 days on the pickleball courts!”

    1. Yep, that’s perfect. It was a challenge coming up with one from him. Guess he’s not as boisterous as the others. I was just watching CNN and he was talking about his first 100 days at the exact moment I read your comment!

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