NOW president "troubled" by Obama's all-male sports outings

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“Relationships get built in those more informal settings,” O’Neill told ABC News, “and the relationships have a huge impact on the influence an individual has. We know what happens when we segregated whether it by race or whether it by gender — you end up with 1st class citizens and you end up with 2nd class citizens.”

O’Neill told ABC News’ Mike Callahan, “we need to see the White House leading the way for desegregating the work places all around the country and it is troubling.”…

“It’s extremely important now especially for the president to have as many women as men in his closest circle of advisors. … If women had been at the heads of the companies on Wall Street instead of these masters of the universe then we might not be in the predicament that we’re in today.”

Obama pushed back against this criticism last week but the fact that he’s suddenly inviting women along on his golf outings tells you who won the argument. Jonah Goldberg thinks NOW makes a fair point, as do I, although I also think he’s right that the remedies are apt to be inadequate: Guys who are used to pick-up games with Duke starters simply aren’t going to be as into it running the pick and roll against Hillary Clinton. If The One wants to avoid that scenario while dodging feminist critiques, his only option is to limit the games to friends only. No pols, no lobbyists, just personal acquaintances. Dial up a few of the Wizards and invite them over for three on three. Who would say no?

Exit question: Pretty soon Tapper’s going to stop getting called on at the White House press briefings, isn’t he? Click the image to watch.


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Jazz Shaw 5:31 PM on February 04, 2023