Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Golf or Additional evidence of the Media's Bush/Obama double standard

Seems like every Republican blogger, tweeter, and facebooker has picked up the item about Obama and his Memorial Day golf outing. In fact, Google the words "Memorial Day Obama Golf" and you'll see the same article come up again and again. Here's a representative sentence from the article everyone, including the Torah-true scholars at Matzav, have reposted:
The decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq.
Scant mention is given to Obama's other activities yesterday, which included a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery and a visit with some of  the families of those killed in battle.

Those fair and unbiased reporters at Fox also picked up the story, for fair and unbiased reasons, of course:

And how exactly did Bush spend his last Memorial Day in office? Not golfing of course, but bike riding: From USA Today, May 26, 2008:
Bush was at the White House through 3 p.m., the time he asked Americans to pause for a moment to remember the fallen. Then, he went to a Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Md., just outside Washington, to ride his mountain bike for about 90 minutes.
And the difference between golfing and bike-riding is... what exactly?

After the jump see the definitive comment on Bush and his giving up golf, including absolute proof that he lied about it. Despitre claiming that he gave up golf in May of 2003 footage exists of W playing the game on Columbus Day (!!) 2003.

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