They say politicians are a lot like prostitutes and it’s natural that no one involved in this can seem to tell the difference. Sure there’s this fiscal cliff thing that Obama pretends to be concerned about. And then he goes off for another hard session of hard work on the links of the Marine Corps base in Hawaii with his criminal buddy.
Taking a break from the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama is spending the first day of his holiday vacation golfing with friends and aides, including longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.
Shortly before noon, the president made the trip to the Kailua Marine Corps Base, where he is hitting the links at the Kaneohe Clipper course.
Obama is golfing with close aide Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass, and childhood friends Mike Ramos and Titcomb, whom the president has known since they attended Honolulu’s Punahou School together in the 1970s.
Titcomb was arrested in April 2011 in an undercover prostitution sting operation. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge and the conviction was reportedly later expunged from his record.
And what of the Kaneohe Clipper golf course at the Marine Corps base? According to the website,
Don’t miss the chance to play one of the world’s best military golf courses, consistently voted Number One by DoD patrons. The Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship golf course with separate driving range, chipping green and putting green. Experience this golfers’ paradise where the Ko’olau Mountains frame the front nine and the Pacific coastline spans the back nine. Enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze as it caresses beautifully manicured fairways.
In entirely unrelated news, once Obama comes back home he’ll get down to the business of firing 20,000 Marines.