President Obama is headed out today for an unusual round of weekday golf. He clearly views it as work, though, since he’ll be playing with three senators – two of them Republicans.
Obama is playing today with Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Mark Udall (D- Colo.).
The president was tragically forced to miss his customary weekend game because he HAD TO WORK, spending Saturday in Costa Rica and Sunday addressing the graduating class at Ohio State University.
Nevertheless, the lack of this type of social bonding with members of Congress is the very thing everyone is castigating the president for. He almost always plays with relatively junior aides who cause him no grief instead of using his golf to solidify relationships. So he’s at least golfing with a purpose. But still, it’s golf, and it’s a workday.
Obama is on the links for the tenth time this year and the 121st of his presidency.