President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.
CBS' Mark Knoller — an unofficial documentarian and statistician of all things White House-related — wrote on his Twitter feed that, "Today - Obama ties Pres. Bush in the number of rounds of golf played in office: 24.
Took Bush 2 yrs & 10 months."
This news comes on the heels of today's news that Obama played golf with a woman — chief domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes — for the first time since taking office.
Aren't soldiers still fighting in Iraq? Weren't 14 Americans killed in Afghanistan yesterday? That's the war that Obama said was the primary focus of the Global War on Terror, right? The war he said he would win? We seem to recall an entire campaign built on the premise that Bush had lost sight why we were at war in the first place.
But there's Obama, golfing 3 times a month while Americans die overseas, the economy circles the drain and UAW workers go without even a miniature golf outing. Has he no shame? No compassion? Seeing as how he's from Chicago, we're going to say, "Probably not."
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