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I’ve written before about Mike Shanahan’s political connections, not because they’re especially notable on their own, but because he’s the coach of the pro football team in D.C.

The coach, you’ll recall, appeared at rallies with George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004, went to Bush’s second inauguration, and attended the wedding of Jenna Bush, who once roomed with his daughter. Shanahan and his wife were also on the host committee of a Redskins-themed fundraiser for George Allen’s Senatorial campaign last spring, and he and his wife recently donated a combined $10,000 to the Republican Party of Virginia, according to FEC records.

This makes me think that Shanahan might not see eye to eye with one of his former and future players, newly signed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth. Because Stallworth does not appear to be a Republican, near as I can gather.




Stallworth, indeed, has a whole bunch of opinions about politics, and does not appear to be shy about expressing them.


Indeed, during one of his particularly political moments recently, Stallworth actually laid out his theoretical agenda were he to assume control of the White House.

Not sure whether he’d be hated or not, but I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t collect many votes from the Shanahan household.