“John who,” you say?
President Obama is golfing in Honolulu with high school friend Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, who pleaded no contest in May to soliciting a prostitute the month before.
I’m going to give Obama points on this one for sticking with his friend and not worrying about how it looks. I think that kind of loyalty is great, and hard to find in Washington.
That said, I’m not ruling out that the choice of friends is poor. I don’t know much about Mr. Titcomb. And the sight of the president of the United States playing golf with someone who just committed a crime is not particularly pleasant.
But as long as Bobby is trying to address whatever problem he has, I think Obama is doing the right thing.
Obama is at the Mamala Bay Golf Course on Hickam Air Force Base at Pearl Harbor. Also on hand are White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, an Obama golf regular, and White House advance man Pete Selfridge.
This Obama’s 29th time golfing this year and the 87th of his presidency.