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Obama golfs finally with a woman--first time since president. Pool report 2

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MELODY BARNES IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO GOLF WITH OBAMA SINCE HE
BECAME PRESIDENT

POOL REPORT 2
From Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times/Politics Daily

On the question of whether Melody Barnes, President Obama's chief domestic policy advisor is indeed the first woman to golf with Obama since he became president, the answer now is yes.

From Pool Report 1: "I just e-mailed White House Deputy Press Secretary William Burton asking him if Barnes was the first woman to play golf with Obama since taking office and Burton's reply was "not true."

After that, I e-mailed Burton again. "Who were the others," I asked.

Burton's reply:

"I was wrong about this - all apologies. He golfed with women on the campaign trail but not until Melody this year. Sorry to all the people who were unwittingly misled by what I gave the pooler."

Lynn Sweet

4 Comments

Good on her and the President. Who won?

Old habits and prejudices are difficult to acknowledge and change.

DEAD giveaway: No "golfer" carries his/her bag in this manner.

Most real golfers do not "golf,"they play golf. Is this time-honored distinction going to be erased by the all-purpose superfluities of the uninitiated ?

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