– Updates from Politico / Memeorandum, via Twitter: – Can you believe this? The President of the United States, at a time of too many crises, plays golf instead of doing his job? “Obama plays 100th round of golf as president”:
After a late night at the wedding of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura, the president was out of the house just after 10 a.m. Central time for a round with frequent partners Marty Nesbitt, Eric Whitaker and Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director.
Mark Knoller, CBS News’s longtime keeper of presidential data, says it’s Obama’s 100th round since taking office. And the president picked a nice course … the historic Beverly Country Club [in Chicago].
A reader named Sal comments on Knoller’s Tweet: “Obama hits the magic number — his 100th round of golf as #POTUS while 15 Million Americans are unemployed. …” You have your priorities right, Sal. We wish the Prez did too.
OKAY. I have found so many news stories and posts about Obama’s golf game Sunday that I’m putting it all in a new post.
To fathers, grandfathers, stepdads, uncles, nephews — all of you — a happy Father’s Day. I just hope you don’t get a tie as a gift.
The photo below the fold was taken as the Obama family left the White House to fly to Chicago for the weekend. Maybe President Barack Obama will get a special gift. A boot. And we citizens can hope for a SPECIAL GIFT on Father’s Day 2013, with the Obamas gone from the White House, back home in Chicago, and our nation having a new First Family.
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