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Obama Is As Big A Golfing Idiot As George Bush: Now Watch This Putt

by | 24th, August 2011

WHEN the Virginia Earthquake struck, Barack Obama was playing golf. (His Deputy, Joe Biden, was in Japan…talking about that country’s recent earthquake.)

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown was in the press pool watching Obama at play:

The pool was ushered onto the fairway of first hole, where the presidential party had already reached the putting green. The pool was kept several hundred feet away, well outside shouting distance.

The pool was, however, able to see the president putting moves, albeit from a distance.

From our vantage point, this is the play by play: He stepped up to his ball, which was several feet from the hole, and made two practice strokes. He missed the hole on his first putt, but got it close. He then tried to tap it in, but missed again. He appeared to pick up the ball to let the others in his party play through as he watched.

You may recall how George Bush 2 was mocked for his golfing – footage picked up by Michael Moore in his film Fahrenheit 911.

Bush appeared a man who was either an idiot or else someone in utter control. He game up playing while president in 2003 in the aftermath of the bombing of the UN headquaarters in Baghdad. He said:

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be… in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

No-one died in the East Coast quake. But it looks like Obama is not so different to what went before after all – although one change is that he doesn’t allow the press pack to get closer than few hundred yards at the club…

It is still not known if Obama felt the quake, or when he was informed about the intensity and scope of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Many residents and vacationers on the island felt a swaying for about 15 seconds.

The president was seen taking a phone call, but it’s not clear if it was connected to the earthquake.

The quake hit at 1:51pm eastern time and the president, while on the golf course, had a conference call an hour later, according to Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The call included DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan, FEM

Now. Watch this putt…

 

 



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