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?