Our fearless president claims that he gave up playing golf to show his solidarity and sacrifice due to the war in Iraq.
No word on what he gave up for the war in Afghanistan ... maybe Yahtzee?
And he lied about giving up golf ... or at best he is utterly confused about when and why he gave up the game. He told reporters:
"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf," Bush said in an interview with Yahoo and Politico.com.
"I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal," he said.
Bush said his last round of golf was in August 2003 when he was informed that a truck bomb had wrecked the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people, including U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello."They pulled me off the golf course and I said, it's just not worth it anymore to do," Bush said.
But as the Washington Post reports it:
"the Associated Press reported on Oct. 13, 2003, that he'd spent a "cool, breezy Columbus Day" playing "a round of golf with three long-time buddies ..."
Even the golfing blogs are appalled:
"In an insipid interview with the web site Politico that featured no less than 20 questions about his daughter’s wedding, baseball, American Idol and who does the best impersonation of him, President George W. Bush was hit with a haymaker - Has he stopped golfing?"
He's never attended a military funeral.
Perhaps he has left the game of golf behind and instead sits idly in the course clubhouse, nursing a Near-Beer and saying "yeah, yeah, I'm The Decider".