Mar
9
2012
War on Golf: Virginia Governor Slaps Obama’s Love of the Links
By Conor Nagle under General

"Is that a golf glove in your hand or are you just happy to see me?"

Governor of Virginia and Republican vice presidential hopeful Bob McDonnell greeted President Barack Obama on the tarmac of Richmond airport this afternoon and presented the commander-in-chief with a gift tailor-made (possibly Taylor Made) to fit his extracurricular activities: a golf glove.

Speaking to reporters after an awkward exchange of pleasantries with the President, McDonnell gave an underwhelming explanation of his decision to go ahead with the publicity stunt.

“I thought that it would be an appropriate gift,” McDonnell told reporters after the encounter. “He was very impressed that I knew he was wore a left-handed glove. I told him we had done our opposition research.”

In what I’m sure is a totally random confluence of political narratives, McDonnell’s golf-related shenanigans coincided with launch of this website.

Conor Nagle