After a lengthy vacation amid global crises, President Obama has at long last stirred himself to return to his duties. Politico,
From Fox News and the New York tabloids to Maureen Dowd, critics have spent the past few days pillorying Obama for appearing out of touch and insensitive, more interested in hitting the links and hanging out with friends than in mourning James Foley or taking seriously the threat posed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While Obama spent Sunday, the final day of his vacation, hiking with the first lady and friends, the round he played Saturday was the 193rd of his presidency.
Wednesday, Obama hit the links with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, investor Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett… Photos published by the wire service show Obama laughing, fist-bumping his friends and driving a golf cart with Mourning in the passenger seat