one answer to the rhetorical question: Why write a musical comedy called "The Golf Wars"

Posted by Peter Dizozza on The Olive Juice Message Board, 8/15/2002, 4:13 pm


NYT 8/5/2002
Sometimes business intrudes on the green, and not always smoothly. Before starting his game yesterday, Mr. Bush, his driver in his left gloved hand, took time to condemn an overnight suicide bombing of a bus in Israel that killed at least nine. "I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers," Mr. Bush said on the first green of Cape Arundel, at 6:15 a.m. "Thank you. Now watch this drive."

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.

NYT, 8/14/2002

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.