Because there’s no issue or event too trivial for him to opine on. It’s come to the point where we cannot enjoy a single sporting event without having him chime in. Anyway, consider this the latest front in the War on Women campaign strategy.
A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament.
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that Obama’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted” to the golf club. Carney said it was “up to the club to decide” but Obama told him he personally thinks women should be welcome.
“We’re kind of long past the time when women should be excluded from anything,” Carney said.
Of course, as a private club (amazing they’re still allowed, isn’t it?) Augusta has the right to tell him to blow it out his ass. Then again, since some refer to Obama as President Ladies Tee, maybe he’s angling for an invitation to join.
The latest media onslaught against this private club comes with the news that the new IBM chair is a woman, and it’s apparently a tradition for that person to become a member. That doesn’t mean they have to invite her, though, but freedom is a dwindling commodity these days and they’ll probably cave, especially since Dear Leader has now leaned on them.