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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 12:38 PM

27. I see what your saying. My opinion is if the preident wants to play some golf, good for him

 

The problem is that golf still does have that connotation of being a diversion for the rich and powerful. Many regular folks don't much identify with having the time, money, or interest to play golf. It's not entirely fair, but the stereotype is out there.

Plus, though it's not directly relevant here, golf is in an odd way associated with scandal and secretive deal-making. Politicians have gotten in trouble for accepting free golf outings from lobbyists and corporate bigwigs (including our former governor Bob Taft here in Ohio). You might remember that the top 10 list on DU2 included an icon for golf, since every once in while golf-related scandals would pop up.

But I would defend any president's right to play golf as long as they aren't doing it all the time. It's sort of like H-Dub's comment about broccoli. If the president wants to play golf (or not eat broccoli), they should be able to do so in peace.

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