Sunday, February 17, 2013

Golfer-in-Chief: Obama plays 114th round of golf...

Obama and some of his 1% buddies are living it up in Palm Beach.  As for the rest of America, not so much...
PALM CITY, Fla. — President Obama got some tips Saturday from Tiger Woods’s former swing coach during the first day of a guys’ weekend golf outing here on Florida’s Atlantic coast, which included three men who have contributed to his past political campaigns.
Also in the Saturday group was Milton Carroll, another Houston businessman who is chairman of CenterPoint Energy, a public-utility holding company. Carroll, too, has given to Obama’s presidential campaigns, though not on the same scale.
Rounding out the group were Eric Whitaker, a Chicago doctor who is one of Obama’s oldest and closest friends, and departing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Butch Harmon, Woods’s swing coach for more than a decade during some of his early glory years, joined the group for several holes and provided tips – not that it was clear any of them needed it. Woods and Harmon parted ways in 2004 on not the best of terms.

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