Aug
23
2011
Tough Break?
By Stephanie Wei under General

Looks like it's moving that way

Well, I never thought I’d live to hear the words “earthquake” and “east coast” in the same sentence — as in, there was one in Virginia. What’s next? Armageddon? Please don’t answer that.

On Tuesday morning an earthquake that originated in Virginia shook up the eastern border of the U.S., including Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Barack Obama is vacationing. The President was just kicking off a round of golf at Farm Neck Golf Club when some members of the press say they felt the tremors.

Yep, the quake was caused by the President and his darn golf hobby!

Not exactly, but the tremors may have been a good excuse for why he missed a tap-in par putt on the first hole. Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown reported:

The pool was ushered onto the fairway of first hole, where the presidential party had already reached the putting green. The pool was kept several hundred feet away, well outside shouting distance.

The pool was, however, able to see the President putting moves, albeit from a distance.

From our vantage point, this is the play by play: He stepped up to his ball, which was several feet from the hole, and made two practice strokes. He missed the hole on his first putt, but got it close. He then tried to tap it in, but missed again. He appeared to pick up the ball to let the others in his party play through as he watched.

Turns out President Obama didn’t feel the quake. He was seen talking on the cell phone for almost an hour while the foursome waited to tee off on the second hole.

Hope they didn’t cause a major back-up!

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)