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Freedom of Association, Even For Augusta National

A11 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 3:46 PM
"To begin with, why would a Republican candidate for president weigh in on an issue as insignificant as whether a private Georgia golf club offers membership to women?" Here's why, Jeff: http://www.spectacle.org/0905/valle.html Have a nice day.
Steven668 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 3:15 AM
If Mitt wants to play golf to gain the support of powerful women, he can do so at any of a number of clubs that accept female members. Some of them are even in Augusta. Beside that, the schmoozing in golf is always the club member/host attempting to impress the client/guest with the opulence of his country club. If he wants to woo female clients, the member needs to belong to a club that allows women to play.

Sorry, but the argument you cited just doesn't hold up.

Besides,

Now that the 2012 Masters Tournament is over, the hounds of political correctness have stopped baying at Augusta National Golf Club over its membership policies. The gender-grievance industry is moving on, looking for a new target to harangue.

Yet as the Augusta National brouhaha recedes, there are some things I wonder about.

To begin with, why would a Republican candidate for president weigh in on an issue as insignificant as whether a private Georgia golf club offers membership to women?

No one was surprised that President Obama wanted the world to know he disapproves of Augusta National's policy. This is...