Joe Biden Joins Exclusive Country Club

Looking more presidential by the day
Inevitable? (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s disastrous book tour/campaign rollout has been great news for Joe Biden, the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

The News Journal reports that Biden is beefing up his presidential bona fides by joining the exclusive Wilmington Country Club in Delaware.

Highlights & Takeaways from THE POLITICO’s Profile of President Obama

Bored by the presidency, Obama yearns to become a full-time member of the global cultural elite
AP

THE POLITICO has published an epic philosophical profile of President Obama, the story of a man whose desire to assume his natural place among the global cultural elite is constantly frustrated by the fact that he is merely President of the United States (and somewhat obligated to serve out the remainder of his second term). He is quite clearly suffering from the Oval Office equivalent of Senioritis.

Read the whole thing, as it contains (probably) some of the most bizarre sentences ever written about a sitting president.

On Obama’s supreme confidence:

Misplaced Priorities

Report: Obama spends more time on vacation, golf than economy
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President Barack Obama has spent more time on vacations and golf outings during his presidency than he has spent in meetings on the economy, according to a report released Sunday.

Chinese Tiger Mauls Augusta

The biggest headline out of Augusta so far is Chinese wunderkind Guan Tianlang who, at 14, was not only was the youngest golfer ever to compete in the Masters, but also finished his round 1-over-73, finishing ahead of last year’s champ and hovercraft pilot Bubba Watson.

Even more glaring than a score that bested Arnold Palmer’s and Jack Nicklaus’s first-ever rounds at Augusta is how Tianlang is yet another instrument of the public relations apparatus of the People’s Republic of China.

I watched Mike Tirico’s interview with Tianlang above and was struck by two things:

Golfer-in-chief

Leading from behind the green

President Obama hit the links over the weekend, marking his 100th round of golf since becoming the leader of the free world in 2008.

Obama’s War On Women

President Obama believes it is “long past the time” for women to be admitted to the traditionally all-male Augusta National Golf Club, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday. The president himself, however, has a well-documented history of excluding women, especially on the golf course.