by Michael C. Moynihan
Politico gossip monger Patrick Gavin notes that President Barack Obama, recently accused of Archie Bunkerism for not allowing lady staffers to slow down his basketball games, has broken a White House golf record:
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.
According to ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper, the administration fought charges of sports sexism this weekend by releasing a note to pool reporters: "OBAMA WRAPS UP FIRST GOLF GAME AS PRESIDENT INCLUDING WOMAN IN FOURSOME."
It doesn't much bother me that the president spends so much time on the links, but I wonder how Capitalism: A Love Story director and Obama sycophant Michael Moore feels.