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Boehner Tees It Up with Tiger

By Paul Kane

Win or lose in today's cliffhanger vote on climate change legislation, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) can be forgiven if he's already looking ahead to next week.

An avid golfer with a seven handicap, Boehner is playing golf with Tiger Woods on Wednesday in the pro-am portion of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club, hosted by the world's No. 1 ranked golfer. Named after Tiger's late father, Earl Woods, the pro-am matches up top PGA Tour pros with local celebrities and corporate executives. Leaving the House floor today lobbyists rushed to Boehner's side not to ask about the contentious cap-and-trade bill but instead to ask about Wednesday's outing.

"Is that foursome true?" one whispered to Boehner.

Indeed, Boehner is playing with Woods, whose stature in the halls of Congress ranks up there with other mega-celebrities who frequent the Capitol, such as rock star Bono or Angelina Jolie. Two years ago, upon announcing the launch of the new tournament, Woods was fawned over at a media event in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office by congressional golf aficionados Boehner, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.).

Baca has gone so far in his Woods worship to regularly introduce legislation asking for Woods to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Congressional Gold Medal.

By Paul Volpe  |  June 26, 2009; 12:20 PM ET
Categories:  GOP Leaders  
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Comments

Come on Tiger do the world and take your driver and smash Boner in the face and help the USA! We are sick of this POS!

Posted by: 1-20-09 | June 26, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

What is this nonsense BOE-H-NER -- BAE-H-NER-- BOH-NER-- Call a SPADE a SPADE ----

BOENER BONER MR. NO-GREAT BUDGET NO FIGURES-GREAT HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL NO SUBSTANCE--BRING DAN BACK--YOU HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH RE-PUB-TRI-OTIC as OPPOSED TO PATRIOTIC WRITERS TAKING THE FAILURE TALKING POINTS. YOU ALSO FEATURE EDDIE CANTOR- OR IS IT ERIC CANTOR ??? SAME DARN COMEDIC ACT

Posted by: scac1 | June 26, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

At last, something Boehner has some talent for. Although, the way he flails around in the Congress, leads one to doubt whether he can drive one straight down the fairway. What a schmuck.

Posted by: Diogenes | June 26, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I just finished reading comments about the White House Luau, and now this. Sorry it's my first time. But for the life of me I can't see why a distinguished Newspaper like the Washington Post publishes the comments of halfwits.

Posted by: wweeper | June 26, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"the pro-am matches up top PGA Tour pros with local celebrities and corporate executives. Leaving the House floor today lobbyists rushed to Boehner's side not to ask about the contentious cap-and-trade bill but instead to ask about Wednesday's outing."

So, John McCain's celebritie has been found and he is not white, not in the White House: He's orange and he is in the House!

Posted by: FromtheRaft | June 28, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

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