The man’s timing remains impeccable.
President Obama is already known for hitting the golf course whenever he gets a chance, regardless of the high duties of his office. And a man who had now compunction about heading out to the greens moments after announcingthe violent murder of an American citizen back in September would surely have no qualms about showing off his leisure time after committing an act of violence of his own against the domestic security of his country.
So it was with no surprise that Americans watched while the successor to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (neither of whom were known for their after-hours pursuits) decided to make a weekend of it on the links in Las Vegas Saturday and Sunday, only days after announcing his amnesty for up to 5 million illegal aliens in the country.
(As an added bonus, he got to golf with Derek Jeeter, the recently retired Yankee legend who should be more careful about the company he keeps, with his sterling reputation.)
Nope there was no surprise. Just a fair amount of derision.