Video: Obama spent 14% more time golfing than on intel

Video: Obama spent 14% more time golfing than on intel
Credit: Associated Press

I don’t begrudge any CEO his leisure time. These guys as a rule work hard, and they deserve a little “me” time.

That’s true even of the CEO who would begrudge most CEOs their hard-earned R&R. I’m referring to Barack Obama, who Neil Munro of the Daily Caller tells us, has spent more time on the golf links during his presidency than in intelligence briefings:

The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009.

But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.

Obama’s golf trips typically last four and half hours, including one hour on the road. The longest trip took about six hours, according to regular reports from the media pool that follows the president on trips outside the White House.

Hey, if I had my druthers, Obama would spend all his time playing golf. Imagine how much less damage he would be doing to the nation if he weren’t forced to spend the day in a stuffy office. Yes, I know, he wanted the job, but like most teenagers holding down their first summer gig, it looked a lot more appealing before he signed on the dotted line.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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