Skip to comments.Obama’s 18 Favorite Golf Partners (You’ve Only Heard of One)
Posted on 09/16/2013 12:29:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
For decades, the most powerful golf game in Washington has usually been whichever one the President plays. In the past five years, the capitals power brokers have had almost zero luck joining it. Marvin Nicholson, meanwhile, has had the privilege 103 times since Barack Obama took office.
Nicholson is not a Washington stiff. He is a former bartender and caddy who became John Kerrys body man during the 2004 campaign after meeting the then-senator at a windsurfing shop. He now serves as Obamas trip director, overseeing all aspects of the presidents travel. But his most important role is arguably as First Bro, accompanying the president on about two-thirds of his 145 golf outings since taking office, according to TIMEs analysis of daily press pool reports.
Most presidents play golf, regardless of whether they enjoyed the sport as a non-president. Clinton, who was famous for cheating, employed the sport just as one might assume: as grounds for entertaining donors and buttering up entrenched political opponents. Obama clearly prefers to use his tee times to unwind with the guysand they are almost exclusively guysand appears reluctant to introduce new faces to his foursomes. He eschews golfs good ole boy image in at least one way: Of the 16 men Obama has played golf with at least 5 times, 12 of them are younger than him, most by at least a decade.
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Not that I think Alice could stomach the company but I'd love to see him thump 0 on the course. :)
Anybody want to make any bets that he will somehow lose interest in golfing when he finally vacates the White House?
I’m sure Zero likes driving his balls into the rough.
I’d be very interested to see the scores of those who golf with the Zer0. I’d bet most of them are “allowed” into his golfing group because they can convincingly make him look good on the course.
".....good ting da mod's asleep"
Is he GAY?? Why did he go from Kerry to Obama??
This administration is crawling with body men.
It’s downright creepy.
Golfing provides isolation for communications.
I’d be more interested to find out who’s company Marvin is in and what he is doing when he isn’t on the course with Obama.
Most golfers I know play golf with their peers. It is quite telling that Obama mostly plays with underlings in his staff. It’s obvious that he doesn’t want to associate with anyone who might have the slightest opportunity to criticize him.
O, that is why Moo shaves up........
It more about what goes on in the club house locker room, than what happens on the course.
btw, besides the suspected bath house style bonding, any guess on whether weed and/or cocaine is brought to these outings? Wouldn’t you love to have little Barry drug tested?
It’s also pretty bizarre how little time obama spends with his kids. He goes on “family” vacations and spends every day on the links. Weirdo.