President Obama this afternoon went golfing with Bill Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, a rare case of Obama engaging in his favorite form of relaxation with serious, high-level partners.
The president generally golfs with young staffers in what amounts to a boys afternoon on the links. But today’s outing likely involves work, as the politically hobbled president plays with the Democrats’ master politician.
Daley knows both men well, having served as Clinton’s Secretary of Commerce. Also along is Clinton aide Doug Band.
The foursome is playing the Andrews Air Force base course. The press pool was given a brief glimpse of the group. From the report:
At 2:21 pm, pool taken out to green and stopped roughly 200 ft from hole. First striking image: Clinton’s head of white hair and bright red golf shirt. Got there as they were finishing up. Within a minute, the foursome loaded into carts – POTUS w Clinton and Daley with Band – and drove off.
It’s Obama’s 24th time golfing this year and the 82nd outing of his presidency.