Puke Saxby Chambliss Scores Ace on 11th Hole Playing Golf With Obama Today
Chambliss Scores Hole-In-One During Bipartisan Golf Game With President Obama
May 6, 2013 1:02pm
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President Barack Obama, right, with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., left, on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, May 6, 2013. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)
After traveling for much of the weekend, President Obama spent his Monday afternoon golfing with three senators, including two Republicans.
The president played a round of golf today with Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Udall, D-Colo.
The bipartisan outing comes on the heels of a series of dinners and get-togethers the president has had with senators in recent weeks.
The White House today said there is no specific political agenda for Obama’s golf outing with senators, but that he’s “willing to try anything” to bring the parties together to advance his second term agenda.
“Whether it’s a conversation on the phone or… a meeting in the Oval Office or dinner at a restaurant or dinner at the residence, you know, he’s going to have the same kinds of conversations and test the theory that these kinds of — you know, this kind of engagement can help produce the results that everybody in this country, or at least the majority of the people in this country who care about and pay attention to these issues, wants to see,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today.
“The president looks forward to discussing with, and is probably discussing as I speak with the senators, a range of topics. This is in keeping with his engagement with lawmakers of both parties, and in particular Republican senators, to see if he can find some common ground on some of the challenges that confront us,” he said.