Gag alert: “Golf Summit” in the works for Obama and Boehner

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The Politico reports that Dueling Duo of President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are preparing to tee up together in the not-so-distant future in an attempt to ‘work through differences':

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will finally hit the links for a round of golf – and al fresco negotiation – on June 18, a White House official told POLITICO.

Obama’s offer — and Boehner’s acceptance — came six months after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs suggested the two could work out their differences on the course. Both men are passionate golfers; Obama prefers to hit public courses with a handful of friends and White House staffers while Boehner favors private courses, golf fundraisers and schmoozing sessions with other pols.

The game will be at a course in the Washington area, but exactly where – and the names of the other two duffers rounding out the foursome – are yet to be determined, a person familiar with the situation said.

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire adds:

Both Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner are avid golf players, but the House speaker is considered the better of the two. Golf Digest ranked Mr. Boehner 43rd on its list of Washington’s top golfers, while President Obama is ranked 108. Another administration official, Vice President Joe Biden, is ranked 29th.

Flooding and tornadoes have devastated parts of several states, the economy isn’t even limping along at this point, today’s jobs report was more like a “McJobs” report, so …. let’s go golfing! Yes, MSM, please show the images of our “leaders” out there golfing while thousands struggle to repair and rebuild, and hundreds of thousands still struggle to find work. The symolism and imagery should be quite striking.

Seriously, WTH are these people thinking? :-\

Photo of the Day: Sarah Palin meets look-alike impersonator

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The look on her face is priceless:

Palin and impersonator

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, poses with celebrity look-alike impersonator Cecilia Thompson during a tour of Boston's North End neighborhood, Thursday, June 2, 2011. Palin's father Chuck Heath is at center.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Today’s must-read on Palin, written by Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey and published by CNN: ‘Media chase Palin, and her sway grows’.

Edwards indicted: Couldn’t happen to a more deserving slimeball

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**Posted by Phineas

Pardon me while I laugh with glee and do a jig:

Former presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted Friday on criminal charges by a federal grand jury in Raleigh, N.C, for misusing campaign funds to cover up an affair.

Edwards faces six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, one of conspiracy and one of false statements.

Edwards, a Democrat who served one term in the Senate representing North Carolina and who was Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) vice presidential running mate in 2004, fell from grace over the last three years after admitting an affair with Rielle Hunter and then that he had fathered a child with his former staffer, all while his wife Elizabeth Edwards battled cancer.

Earlier Friday, there were reports that talks toward a plea deal between Edwards’s lawyers and the Justice Department had collapsed.

I have despised John Edwards with a visceral passion ever since he came on the national scene in 2004. Everything about him screamed “hypocrite,” “phony,” and “fraud.” He was an unctuous snake-oil salesman who personified all the worst, most cynical aspects of our politics and legal system. (Hey, he was a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who made his money off exploiting medical malpractice suits. What did we expect?) He’s the living embodiment of Elmer Gantry, a con artist who’d take your trust, your money, and your vote, pat you on the back, and laugh inside at what a fool he’s made of you. In all the years since, I have never understood how anyone could fall for his act.

Really, I have to ask of any (hopefully former) Edwards supporters in the audience: How could you be so dumb?

And to think, but for a few thousand votes in Ohio, this sanctimonious charlatan almost became vice-president, one gunshot or heart attack from the Oval Office, itself.

My friends we truly dodged a nightmare in 2004, and I don’t just mean having Lurch for president.

But once again we see how hubris is brought down by nemesis; in this case, John Edwards was the instrument of his own destruction.

It’s a reminder that there is Justice in the world, and yes, I take great pleasure in this moment.

Enjoy your stay at Club Fed, John!

RELATED: Previous posts on John Edwards.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)