You can tell a lot about a man by his choice of golf partners

Tiger Woods is hosting his own PGA Tour event in Washington DC this week and has made an interesting choice of partner for the pro-am

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Those searching for clues about Tiger Woods’ thoughts on the world beyond the golf course will be interested to note that as the host of the AT&T National event he has chosen the Republican minority leader of the House John Boehner as one of his partners in today’s pro-am at Congressional Country Club. The Washington Times has the details.

Boehner is a seven-handicapper and was ranked 36th in Golf Digest’s Top 200 Washington political golf rankings. (No, I didn’t know such a thing existed either.)

What Digest failed to note is that Boehner is an old ally of the scarily right-wing Newt Gingrich and is a pro-business, anti-government “flat earther” who has had ties to the tobacco industry, oil companies and military contractors through the years.

As recently as last week, Tiger’s new golfing buddy had this to say about the Climate Change Bill as it passed through congress:

“Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of shit.”

Hey, at least Boehner and Tiger have a pretty similar vocabulary.

Presumably, Woods’ first choice as partner was Barack Obama and presumably the President had other things on his mind. But why didn’t the world no1 then ask the American no2, vice-president Joe Biden? After all, Biden plays golf and has plenty of time on his hands.

source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

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