Posted by Peter Dizozza on The Olive Juice Message Board, 8/15/2002, 4:13 pm
Without the slightest pause, Mr. Bush turned to his game -- and hit his first ball into the rough. In a replay of a favorite Clintonian golfing practice, Mr. Bush then took a mulligan, a free shot, teeing off nicely. The president let out a sigh of relief.
Mr. Bush is clearly mindful that his father was sometimes attacked by his critics for caring more about his golf game than the worries of average Americans. Though the current President Bush is off again on a lengthy vacation, he seemed to be seeking to give the appearance that he is deeply engaged in economic policy.