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Re: Obama's 72nd round of golf


As Mike noted below, President Obama returned early from his family retreat to Camp David over the weekend to play his 72nd round of golf since taking the oath of office. Meanwhile, the president simultaneously complains that his job keeps him from spending quality time with his children.

The UK's Daily Mail reports:

The President revealed how he regrets how his work has stopped him spending more time with his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, as they grow up.

Mr Obama told how growing up without a dad made him want to be the best parent he could, but admitted that he had not been a ‘perfect dad’. ...

‘That’s what being a parent is all about, those precious moments, the times we spend with our children that fill us with pride and excitement for their future.’

That's a great observation, but I think if the president truly felt this way, he might spend a little more time with his family and a little less time on the golf course.  Then again, the Daily Mail seems to hit the nail on the head when it comes to assessing the president's remarks:

Mr Obama shared his thoughts on parenting with People magazine in an attempt to present himself as a family man as the 2012 presidential election campaign starts to gear up.
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