OBAMA GOES GOLFING (again!) WHILE BP’S HAYWARD GOES YACHTING
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“White House Hits BP CEO For Yacht Trip While Obama Golfs” (“White House Hits BP CEO For Yacht Trip While Obama Golfs,” The Daily Caller, 6/20/10)
DOES OBAMA WANT HIS LIFE BACK TOO?
Like Disgraced BP Executive, Tony Hayward, Does Obama Want His Life Back Too? “The British executive [Tony Hayward] has been front and center in the criticism of the world’s largest oil and gas company for its handling of the ongoing oil gusher in the Gulf… Hayward has most recently come under fire for making the remark ‘I want my life back’ while being interviewed about the ongoing crisis.” (Gerard Shields, “Hayward To Testify Before Congress,” The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 6/9/10)
WHO’S IN CHARGE WHILE BP AND THE WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULE PLAYTIME?
Oil Still Spills In The Gulf While, “Obama Spent Some Time Golfing For Several Hours Saturday Afternoon At Andrews Air Force Base.” “Even as his administration criticized BP CEO Tony Hayward for taking time off during the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis, President Obama spent some time golfing for several hours Saturday afternoon at Andrews Air Force Base. The night before that, the president attended a Washington Nationals baseball game and, according to pool reports, sang ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ before leaving early.” (“White House Hits BP CEO For Yacht Trip While Obama Golfs,” The Daily Caller, 6/20/10)
Obama Took Vice President Joe Biden With Him To The Golf Course. “President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden. The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.” (Bridget Johnson, “Obama Hits Golf Course With Biden On Another Hot, Humid Weekend,” The Hill, 6/20/10)
This Was The Seventh Round Of Golf Obama Has Played Since Crisis Began. “According to a new RNC attack ad – titled ‘What Took So Long?’ – released on the day Obama met with BP’s CEO and chairman, here are some of the things the president was doing instead of meeting with the company during the 58 days since the spill began: playing six rounds of golf, chilling with the Yankees, meeting with his “buddy” Bono, singing with Paul McCartney, raising money for Barbara Boxer, calling Emanuel Rahm to set up more golf time, vacationing with his family, dining with Michelle on a date, and doing something involving Kelly Clarkson.” (Josh Duboff, “New RNC Ad Criticizes Obama For Golfing Instead Of Meeting With BP,” New York Magazine‘s Daily Intel Blog, 6/16/10)
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“Hayward, Meanwhile, Watched His 52-Foot Yacht Off The Coast Of England And Enjoyed ‘Some Rare Private Time With His Son,’ A BP Spokesperson Told The New York Times.” (“White House Hits BP CEO For Yacht Trip While Obama Golfs,” The Daily Caller, 6/20/10)
And Hey, Why Not Take In A Ballgame Too? “Obama attended the Washington Nationals game Friday night wearing a cap for his hometown Chicago White Sox. Sources told the pool reporter that Obama sang ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ and left in the ninth inning, before the White Sox edged out the Nationals 2-1 in the 11th.” (Bridget Johnson, “Obama Hits Golf Course With Biden On Another Hot, Humid Weekend,” The Hill, 6/20/10)