Updated 6:34 pm ET
For the tenth weekend in a row – and the second time in five days, following a Memorial Day outing – President Obama is out on the golf course. From the pool report:
Motorcade departed WH at 12:49 p.m. for a round of golf at Andrews AFB on a hazy , 80-degree Saturday afternoon.
POTUS emerged wearing a tan hat, navy-collar shirt and khakis at 1:20 p.m. Pooler watched Obama take an easy practice swing on the range.
In the golfing party: Energy Department official David Katz, White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and WH staffer Michael Brush.
Pool is holding in food court at 1:40 p.m.
It’s his 13th outing this year and the 71st of his presidency.
UPDATE: Obama will golf June 18 with House Speaker John Boehner, POLITICO reports.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama was awarded Best Wife in the Washington DC Area for allowing her husband to bolt out the door with his golf clubs every weekend since the beginning of April
Mrs. Obama expressed appreciation for the award.
“Barack knows that he’s not allowed to smoke in the house . . . Did I say that? . . . I mean he know’s he’s not allowed to play golf in the house,” she said. “So I let him out once a week, and then I can play Mahjong with my mother.”
Meanwhile, Obama appears to have added a new golf buddy to his usual crew. As far as I know, this is White House advance man Michael Brush’s first time out on the course with the chief – though I can’t rule out for sure that he’s tagged along before.
Congratulations Michael! But now try saying “no” the next time its 95 degrees.