Politico Devotes 2700 Words To Obama’s Golf Game
With turmoil in Israel, American bombs falling in Iraq, an immigration crisis at our border, and a Congress that’s an executive order away from impeaching, Politico Magazine (ask your parents what a “magazine” is) has decided to devote a 2,700-word cover story to President Obama’s golf game. Coincidentally, Obama’s golf game is a favorite subject of the right wing media, which keeps a periodic tally of the President’s outings.
Naked wingnut linkbait or not, though, Michael Hirsh’s “Our Lonely First Duffer” promises to glean insights about Obama from his time on the links. For example:
- “Though a mediocre golfer, Obama is believed to be an honest scorekeeper, which perhaps should reassure us — if only a little — about the official statements coming out of his White House.”
- “He is also known for maintaining his preternaturally calm demeanor on the course as well as off.”
- “It has become, more and more, Obama’s refuge from public life — and, perhaps, from what even some friendlier critics are wondering will be seen as a partially failed presidency.”
Shocking, isn’t it? Obama doesn’t cheat, he’s calm like he always is, and he plays golf to relax. Oh, from his “failed presidency.”
But the bulk of the article is devoted to the devastating, painstakingly researched fact that President Obama prefers golfing with his friends! Let me know when you’ve wiped that spray of beverage off of your computer monitor. The significance of this breathtaking scoop is expounded upon at great length, but you can save a lot of time by skipping to its conclusion…READ MORE