Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on November 15, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Hours after Barack Obama scolded America for being too lazy to attract foreign investment, the President set an example for the nation by … hitting the links.  And conservatives can take heart, too, because Obama got a chance to golf with a real patron of capitalists:

President Obama golfed on Monday with his long-time friend Robert Titcomb, who in May plead no contest to soliciting a prostitute, according to the White House pool report.

“The president’s fourball at the Mamala Bay Golf Course includes his long-time friend Robert “Bobby” Titcomb who was arrested and plead no contest in May to soliciting a prostitute, Marvin Nicholson, and White House advance man Pete Selfridge,” the report read.

In April, Titcomb was arrested in Honolulu and charged with a misdemeanor for soliciting a prostitute after he approached an undercover police officer. Titcomb’s attorney, William Harrison, said at the time that Titcomb did not fully agree with the facts of the case, but plead no contest because he wanted to take responsibility.

Titcomb is an old high-school friend of Obama, so give the President full marks for personal loyalty along with a demerit on public relations.  But if Obama objects to America’s laziness, how does he justify spending his Monday on the golf course while Congress and its so-called super committee debates how to reduce deficit spending, in part to boost the very investment Obama lamented less than a day earlier?

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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