SF Giants head to the White House

SAN FRANCISCO

Today's salute from President Obama is taking place a few months later than originally planned. The team was supposed to meet the president when they played in Washington DC, in April, but the president was busy finalizing plans for a strike on Osama bin Laden.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee got a judge's approval to skip-out on jury duty so he could be with the team when they meet the president this afternoon. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Lee was summoned as a potential juror last Thursday, but the judge excused him almost immediately because of his trip. Lee is scheduled to return to San Francisco tomorrow to sign the city's new budget.

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