Obama Takes GOP Senators on Golf Date
'He's willing to try anything' says White House
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2013 6:09 PM CDT
President Barack Obama, left, with Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., right, chips on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, May 6, 2013.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Obama continued his campaign to woo Congresspeople to his second-term agenda today, inviting Republican Senators Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker, and Democrat Senator Mark Udall, out for a round of golf at St Andrews Air Force Base, the New York Times reports. The White House acknowledged Obama's dates weren't just chosen for their killer chip shots (though they are some of Washington's best golfers, notes the Christian Science Monitor), Politico reports. "He’s willing to try anything," said the White House press secretary. "And whether it’s a conversation on the phone or a meeting in the Oval Office or dinner in a restaurant or dinner in the residence, he's going to have the same kinds of conversations."

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May 7, 2013 12:49 PM CDT
Much fun defeating the righties in the November election. I can't wait to vote again. No taxes hikes for thre ultra rich, no background checks for guns, the GOP war against women's right, this is going to be awesome.
May 7, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
the world is burning all around us and PHARAOH BARACK INSANE OBAMA GOES TO PLAY GOLF! FUBO! FUBAR!
May 7, 2013 5:27 AM CDT
In a time of 'money' problems and the sequester, just how much is this little golf date going to cost the american taxpayer? You have the flight too and from the White House, security on the ground and air, even though it's at an Air Force Base, you still need security. Golf cart rental for the party and security. The number of regular people being told they can't play, because the course is closed. But it sure makes a great photo-op.