Not all business trips are golf-approved. Not even for the leader of the free world.
President Barack Obama left the sticks in the White House garage over the weekend, despite heading to the 54-hole Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. The reason? Serious business. The President is focused on his preparation for Tuesday night's second debate, according to Helene Cooper of the New York Times:
The president and his aides were clearly taking debate prep far more seriously this time around. Mr. Obama has scheduled more time, and his aides say that they will try to keep interruptions to a minimum. He is on a resort with not one, but three, golf courses, but he did not bring his clubs and had no plans to hit the links…His sole off-campus excursion on Sunday took only half an hour. It was to a campaign field office here where he made a few phone calls to volunteers, delivered pizza to staff members, and pronounced his debate prep as “going great” in answer to a shouted question from a reporter.Obama advisers take note. Golf, Joe? Mr. Obama and I are flabbergasted. At you! Maybe he just packed and shipped with FedEx… RELATED PHOTOS: Presidents on the golf course