By Michael Rand
In your face, Kanye West! As it turns out, our president does, indeed, care about the people of New Orle- … oh, not that hurricane. Instead, members of the 2006 Stanley Cup-winning Carolina Hurricanes will finally get to meet President Bush in a White House ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday. Highlights from the press release: Media members who are U.S. citizens that wish to attend will be “required to provide their date of birth and Social Security Number.” And, sadly, this is not open to the public. Otherwise it could have made a fantastic Coors Light commercial. No word yet on whether the Prez and Rod Brind’amour will drink Molson from the cup. Also, there has so far been no substance to the rumor that Bush was rooting hard for the Oilers in the cup finals. (And thanks to colleague Jay Weiner for the heads up on this story).