Don't get me wrong--I don't begrudge the president a little time on the links. Golf is like therapy for many folks, providing a few hours of complete distraction from the problems of the world (focusing them all on the little white ball from hell).
But c'mon. Had W Bush delayed a troop request from a general along the central front in the war on mancausers while unemployment teetered around 10 percent the press would have gone ballistic had they caught him in the White House yard practicing his chipping.
Maybe that's why the press is now Obama-approved. He must be laughing on every tee box.