President Gave Up War-Time Golf for Troops

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: May 14, 2008 11:23 AM
Yikes, from the annals of political tin-earism. Seriously.
For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf.

“I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”
How long before a snark about this shows up in an Obama stump speech? I don't even give it a day.