Tuesday, June 22, 2010

White House Defends Obama's Golf Obsession

Talk about lame spin.
In making his point, Burton listed the accomplishments that the White House believes Obama made last week.

“And so after a week where the president was taking on the oil spill, got an historic agreement with BP to put aside $20 billion to pay claims; after a day on Friday when he strengthened lobby and ethics rules in the White House; after going to Ohio to talk about the economy and see the progress that’s being made and some of those stimulus projects that are happening around the country — all the different issues that the president is dealing with, I think that a little time to himself on Father’s Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens that our president is taking that time,” Burton said.

Steele brought the president’s golf game into sharper political focus over the weekend with a statement comparing Obama’s round of golf to BP CEO Tony Hayward’s weekend decision to watch a yacht race.
So let's just get this straight. When a Republican is next president, should we expect any vacation time and golf outings by them will be off limits from criticism?

Frankly, I feel the more time Obama spends golfing, watching basketball, talking basketball on ESPN or going to baseball games leaves him less time to do damage to the country. May he and the Democrats go on permanent sabbatical and golf to their heart's content.

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