"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the Other Hand... President Duffer Strikes Again

I hadn't heard this because, of course, it wouldn't be reported by the mainstream media.   But President Obama apparently chose yesterday, Memorial Day, to play yet another round of golf:
The business of memorializing our war dead done, President Obama headed out to the Fort Belvoir golf course today, finding his way onto the links for the ninth weekend in a row.
Obama earlier today laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and met with families of those killed in battle. But he emerged from the day’s solemnity to go golfing for the 12th time this year and the 70th time of his presidency.
The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq.
Look, I get it.   He works hard, he needs to relax, he likes golf.   Fine.   But lots of us work hard and can't find the time to golf.   And lots of us have kids and do things with the kids on the weekends, because we don't have time during the week.   12 rounds of golf?   Nine straight weekends?   Really?

This is shameful stuff for the "Commander-in-Chief."  Frankly, it would be shameful stuff for any father of relatively young children. 

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