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Obama golfs with Melody Barnes, first female in presidential foursome. Pool report 3

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POOL REPORT 3
From Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times/Politics Daily

OBAMA WRAPS UP FIRST GOLF GAME AS PRESIDENT INCLUDING WOMAN IN FOURSOME

As dusk was falling, President Obama's motorcade pulled up to the South portico of the White House at 6:35 p.m. eastern time. The sun was setting over the club house at the Army's Fort Belvoir golf course when the motorcade departed at 6:06 p.m.

The golf game was notable in that the presidential foursome included, for the first time a female, Melody Barnes, the president's chief domestic policy advisor. The foursome: Obama, Barnes, Obama pal Eric Whitaker, the physician who is an executive vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director.

At the White House, Barnes was observed taking her clubs out of an SUV and walking into the White House along the colonnade. She did not stop to comment on the game.

Katherine J. Hogan called a full lid at 6:45 p.m.

Lynn Sweet
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POOL REPORT 2 HERE Obama golfs with woman first time as president

POOL REPORT 1 HERE Obama heading to golf course

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Is this supposed to be some comment on gender equality? I sure hope not. The NY Times blast at the Prez for not including women in the White House basketball pickup games was ridiculous.

I would have thought, that success or otherwise, on the economic front would be of greater interest, than the President's golf game, notwithstanding the female element of the foursome

Does the pool include FOX News? I thought they were barred!

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