The Loop

Obama's swing plane: Err Force One

July 05, 2009

President Obama is in Moscow, and in his first interview with the Russian media he was asked what he does not like about himself. Suffice it to say that his answer probably won't be filed under the category of introspection.

"I have been playing golf lately, and I don't like my golf swing," he said. "You probably don't have that much golf weather in Russia, but it's a game that I keep on thinking I should be good at, and somehow the ball goes this way and that way and never goes straight."

Cut him some slack. Who isn't preoccupied with improving their golf swing, notwithstanding anything else that might be going in their lives?

-- John Strege