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What did Obama's golf say about bin Laden?

May 03, 2011

And you thought you have had a good excuse for cutting short a round of golf. Odds are it pales in comparison to President Obama's reasoning on Sunday.

As an Associated Press story details, one of the telltale signs that something might have been in the works that day was the President cutting his customary round at Andrews Air Force base to nine holes.


*"The reporters who accompany him on public outings didn't think anything was amiss and thought the chilly, rainy weather played into the president's decision to leave several hours earlier than usual.

"What they didn't know was that Obama was heading back for that final meeting on the (Osama) bin Laden operation."

*Another indication was the fact that Obama didn't return to his West Wing residence after his round, and instead headed straight to the Oval Office, where his golf shoes stayed conspicuously near his desk.

-- *Sam Weinman