Skip to comments.Under sunny skies, Obama hits the links (The rookie Hussein faces tough choices in Syria)
Posted on 04/21/2012 9:31:37 PM PDT by Libloather
Under sunny skies, Obama hits the links
By Mike Lillis - 04/21/12 01:38 PM ET
President Obama took advantage of gorgeous weather around Washington on Saturday morning to hit the golf course, his third round this year.
The president and his entourage Vice President Joe Biden, White House staffer Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, the trip director arrived at the Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course a little after 11 a.m., when temperatures were hovering just below 80 degrees.
The outing is the latest indication Obama doesn't intend to steer clear of the links in the face of recent criticisms from Mitt Romney that the president should be focusing more on the economy and less on the greens.
"I must say I scratch my head at the capacity of the president to take four hours off on such a regular basis to go golfing," Romney told conservative radio host Bill Cunningham on Wednesday. "I would think you could kind of suck it up for four years, particularly when the American people are out of work."
The White House has defended Obama's golf outings, arguing that the president has ever right to take a break from the daily grind for some R&R.
The foursome might have to race. Local forecasters are predicting afternoon thunderstorms at Andrews.
She is going out with her girlfriends for some “me” time and planning her next vacation with her children and entourage. It’s April and they haven’t been anywhere yet—it’s time. The stress of living at the WH and being waited on hand and foot is just entirely too much to bear for these people.
It seems that as long as he campaigns and acts as a figure head as needed he is allowed to play and enjoy countless perks during the rest of the time. I strongly doubt that he does much work at all but rather his handlers take care of running the government.
Would love to see his ‘clock time’ per actually working - or even pretending to - in the Oval Office. Someone’s desk gets a workout. It certainly is not Obama’s.
Golfers know ... the deal is made on the course.
Pretty much sums up his whole life.
When the going gets tough, the tough go golfing, eh Zero?
If the plays weren’t being called in from the sidelines, he’d be in deep doo doo.
I am curious, does anyone know how well he does, or supposedly does, at golf?
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