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How the President’s Golf Game is Playing in Warsaw

Not so well. the Warsaw Business Journal:

Obama goes golfing instead of attending Kaczyńskis’ funeral

An excerpt:

Other world leaders found ways to attend the funeral, including Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, who made an 18-hour drive, while Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus travelled by car and train. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych also attended.

The late president’s close friend, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, also managed to attend, flying in from Georgia through Rome.

Come on: You can’t expect the leader of the free world to fly with a stopover in Rome, can you?

Somehow President Medvedev of Russia manged to fly in for the occasion, too:

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev braved the closure of Europe’s air space caused by a volcanic ash cloud to attend the funeral in Krakow — a gesture of solidarity that reinforced Polish hopes for improved ties with their communist-era master.

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