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Trending: Bubba and Bam hit the links

December 03, 2012

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton spent an unseasonably warm December afternoon the way many of us would like to -- on the golf course.

According to the Associated Press, President Obama and Mr. Clinton played with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Virginia gubernatorial candidate -- and longtime Clinton backer -- Terry McAuliffe at the Joint Air Base in Maryland. It was likely Bam was using this as an opportunity to thank the 42nd President for his campaign help, though with a fiscal cliff looming, the president might have been seeking advice from the last man to oversee a balanced budget while in office.

For those keeping count, this is the third time Obama has played golf since defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in November. Although it should be noted President Obama has regularly used the golf course for high-profile meetings, most notably last June when he teed it up with Speaker of the House John Boehner during the debt ceiling crisis.

So if there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that golf might just be the solution to all of our fiscal issues.