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Apparently He’s Consulting His Caddy on Gaza


I don’t begrudge Obama a golf game or two during his twelve days in Hawaii. But I just note that Bush’s lengthy vacations in Crawford, Texas, were considered ipso facto evidence of his laziness and irresponsibility, even though he did the same thing Obama was doing now — working part of the day and staying in touch with officials and world leaders by phone.

To get a whiff of criticism of a round of golf during a bloody war in the Middle East, you have to read the British papers.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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