Jun
19
2011
Bipartisanship Conquers All
By Conor Nagle under General

Two dollars on the line and only five hours of awkward banter to go...

President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner finally got around to playing their much anticipated futile shrug in the direction of bipartisanship friendly eighteen at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland today.

The US Open may have been in progress just down the road, but the Obama-Boehner foursome looks like it was probably the more competitive fixture of the two.

While Rory was romping to an eight-shot victory over Jason Day at Congressional, the combined golfing might of Vice-President Joe Biden and Governor of Ohio John Kasich was pushing the power couple all the way to the eighteenth. They may have emerged the victors– each pocketing the princely sum of $2– but it’s unclear if the Obama-Boehner pairing is a sporting partnership built to last.

Judging by the shots of the pair making obsequious gestures of comradeship and sharing a golf buggy, I’m guessing the dynamic was more Woods-Mickelson than it was Seve-Ollie.

Conor Nagle