[lit-ideas] Re: Hitchens on Moore's flick

  • From: Scribe1865@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:22:18 EDT

In a message dated 6/29/2004 4:00:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
straker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Hitchens is making this up. Neither Eisenhower nor Clinton ever did
anything like this. (BTW - Some of us will recall that Kennedy, who
enjoyed golf, refused to be photographed with a golf club lest he appear to 
be, like Eisenhower, too unengaged and lackadaisical.) 
", golf has made its mark on the most powerful office in the world.  William 
Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. 
Kennedy, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Bush, and Bill Clinton 
all played while in office.  Franklin Roosevelt played before he became 
president.  As a matter of fact, at least 15 U.S. presidents teed it up in 
....Eisenhower had the first putting green built at the White House. 
Bill Clinton was probably the most photographed golfing president.  His 
enthusiasm for golf and appetite to play drove his secret service agents crazy. 
Elaborate plans had to be made and golf courses secured just so the president 
could hit a few balls.  Anti aircraft artillery, sharp shooters, and 
automobiles all accompanied Clintonâ??s foursome. During one visit to the Far 
East, he played with another foreign leader at 2 in the morning. Clinton had 
extensive work done on the White House putting green and had a chipping area 

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