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Is Obama Turning Golf Into A Four-Letter Word?

obama-golf_1214027cPresident Obama’s penchant for golf has made headlines before (though for very different reasons) so I guess it was just a matter of time before it became suspect in light of how long Obama took to address the nation after the Christmas Day terror attack. Golf might just be this White House’s version of clearing brush. This from Michelle Cotter at TNR.com:

With the coming new year, however, POTUS has a prime opportunity to regroup, reload, and revamp his image. He could start by ditching golf.

Seriously. Its venerable White House history notwithstanding, golf is a dubious pastime for any decent, sane person, much less for this particular president. Why would a leader vowing to shake up Washington–to alter the very nature of politics–sell his soul to a leisure activity that screams stodgy, hyperconventional Old Guard?

Also, apparently Obama is not the first president to be criticized for an obsession with the “elite” sport: Eisenhower was “mocked” by none other than man of the people J.F.K. for his penchant for golf (Kennedy was a closet player).

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