Hopefully one of his companions will grant a pardon for such poor manners. According to the White House pool report this morning, Obama hit the links with Pardon the Interruption hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, and a mystery forth, at Fort Belvoir in Virginia on Saturday morning. Like the President, Wilbon is a Chicago native with allegiances to the city's south side sports teams. And everyone knows Obama is a well-documented fan of the show, as Awful Announcing's Matt Yoder pointed out. He recorded a special tribute message for PTI's tenth anniversary episode.
Now, normally the President's golf game doesn't garner this much excitement outside of the conservative internet's darker corners, but plenty of people seem excited about the President teeing off with ESPN hosts and longtime DC sports journalists Kornheiser and Wilbon. They're like the sports world's beloved old uncles who get into arguments at family dinner, except they do it five times a week, and on cable television. So it should come as no surprise that the game garnered all of this attention on Twitter:
Will the President be able to get a comment in edgewise during this round of golf? http://t.co/JStdpD24kR— Sam Litzinger (@SamLitzinger) July 13, 2013
President Obama is playing golf today with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. Not going to lie that's pretty cool. Good to be the King— Patrick Howell (@pchowell01) July 13, 2013
Pardon the 125th day of interruptions RT @ZekeJMiller: Pool: Obama is golfing with Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser at Fort Belvoir today— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) July 13, 2013
So Obama is playing golf today with Wilbon and Kornheiser @pti Tony will be very humble about this.— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) July 13, 2013
And it seems the President is doing some kind of ESPN host tour this week, and Wilbon and Kornheiser were never going to let their stats guy, Around the Horn host Anthony Reali, one up them with lunch at the White House:
So of course they were going to play golf with him. Sorry, Reali.