Obamateurism of the Day

Barack Obama wants people to know that his golf habit isn’t his fault.  He has nowhere else to go in his apparently copious free time:

President Barack Obama wants you to know that he is not a golf addict.

He spends so much time unwinding on the links because security restrictions mean he can’t go out for long walks or go to the carwash or the grocery store. …

“It’s the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch,” he said.

I’ve been to the carwash and the grocery store.  They’re overrated experiences, believe me.  But if Obama wanted to get some walking time, why not go to Camp David?  Visit a military base and meet some of the troops?  Take the kids to a national park?  As excuses to get to the links go, “you all make me golf” doesn’t quite cut it.

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