Joe Biden Thanks NHL Commissioner Gary “Batman” in Speech

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The Stanley Cup Champion Tamba Bay Lightning NHL hockey team visited President Joe Biden at the White House. The President thanked NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during his speech, calling him Gary Batman.

“It’s an honor to have you all here.  And it’s great to see Congresswoman Castor.  There she is.  I know.  She’s holding — you think I didn’t see you holding up that sign? You know, and Mayor Jane Castor.  And they’re not related,” Biden said, laughing at his own joke.  “I tell you.”

The President then thank Bettman, drawing more laughs from the players.

“Anyway, I want to thank Commissioner Gary Batman [Bettman] and — for being here as well,” he said.

Biden then rambled about the water in Tampa, ending his thought mid-sentence.

“And at the risk of stating the obvious here, it’s a pretty good time to be a sports fan in Tampa,” the President said. “I don’t know what the hell you have in the water down there but, over the last — please, have a seat.  Don’t stand because of me.  I am so sorry.  See, the congresswoman knew to sit down immediately. You know, the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, the Rays won the pennant, and these guys behind me became back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions. “