Today I rise in defense of President Obama's love of golf. Michelle Cottle of The New Republic has written an ignorant, superficial and odious little piece this morning, slamming the President for his "dangerous obsession" with the game.
Cottle obviously doesn't think much of the game of golf, so she spends what little intellectual firepower she can muster arguing why Obama should give the game up.
Cottle's only legitimate criticism is that golf can be a dangerous game for presidents from a public perception standpoint, especially when duty calls. As she points out, there's nothing quite as visually jarring as an image of a president fiddling about on the links while something, somewhere goes up in flames.
But that doesn't mean Obama should be forced to quit the game. It just means he has to be smarter and more acutely aware of how a particular situation might look politically while he's out on the course.
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