No matter how little President Barack Obama knows about a subject, he always seems to assume that he knows more than anyone else. So, not surprisingly, today he weighed in on that annual rite of spring question: Should Augusta National, the home of the annual Masters golf tournament, accept women as members?
Here’s the story from The Washington Post:
The president’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted,” Carney said, noting that he discussed the issue with Obama.
“It’s long past the time when women should be excluded from anything,” Carney said, about Obama’s views.
As a non-member – yes, no green jackets for me yet – I’ll take a pass on expressing any views here. But with Obama interjecting himself into the middle of this controversy, it’s worth recalling when some questioned the gender balance of his own golf foursomes. Remember this excerpt from The New York Times in the fall of 2009?
“In records kept by Mark Knoller of CBS, the president has played 23 rounds of golf since taking office, none of which have included women, though Mr. Knoller allows that the press office does not always release the names of every player.
The grass may always be greener on the other side, but apparently the fairways are always fairer on our own.