When President Obama jumped on the back nine of the celebrity-clogged Vineyard Golf Club course on Sunday, he ran into none other than Morgan Freeman, Oscar winner and Obama backer.Has Freeman been paying the slightest bit of attention? When is Obama not angry about everything?
Freeman, it turns out, was as free with advice for Obama as he was for Tim Robbins in “The Shawshank Redemption.” (POLITICO was holding outside the course in the pool van, told only that Obama was playing with his usual island foursome.)
But the deeply wired Boston Globe, invaluable for Vineyard gossip, caught up with Freeman at an event later in the day.
“What I wanted to tell him is to get pissed off, get fighting mad,” the actor told the paper. “But I know he won’t because he doesn’t think it’s politically smart.”
On Obama’s chances for reelection, Freeman added, “If I could vote for him 1,000 times, I would.”
“I think he’s been horribly sandbagged, and it makes me so angry,” he said.
How ironic is it to see two very wealthy and privileged men out playing golf at an exclusive club, yet whining about being angry.
The original item is buried at the end of this story in the Globe. You have to love their wry sense of humor.
On the third day of what’s shaping up to be a working vacation, President Obama remained mostly under wraps yesterday, spending the morning with his family at a private beach before hitting the links for a round of golf with friends.So it's a working vacation, but he spent the day golfing and at the beach.