News today that President Obama has played 32 rounds of golf with his presidency still in its infancy has received scant criticism from the usual suspects. However, President George W. Bush, who in comparison played a total of 24 times throughout his entire presidency, was criticized frequently for playing golf. At the time, if you’ll remember, his playing habits were symbolic of his aloofness and lack of caring about world events. As a matter of fact, it was so unforgivable and telling that it was featured front and center in the trailer for Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 (…now watch this drive.)
President Obama was forced to cancel his scheduled trip to Krakow to pay his respects to late Polish President Lech Kaczynski due to the recent erruption of an Icelandic volcano which has caused havoc in the skys over Europe. Was he unable to find a more dignified place to be for the time being, other than the links?