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Reacting to the appropriate scalding the semi-retired president is taking for his leaping from a lukewarm addressing of the murder of an American journalist to tee time, the White House aides assure us that Obama’s rush to the links “did not reflect the depth of his grief over Mr. Foley…” Ordinarily, the newsies wouldn’t have castigated the president for this — idiots like Joe Scarborough seem to equate the president’s complete lack of attention to his duties as “tough” — but this is a news person!, one of their own, so…


Jennifer Palmeir, White House communications director: “His concern for the Foleys and Jim was evident to all who saw and heard his statement,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director.

President keeping his grief on the down low.

President keeping his grief on the down low.

No one expects the president to weep openly, or start dropping bombs (well, save the national security warfare-welfare statists) — but not hoping straight into his golf cart to get to Marthas Vineyard might not have been in good taste. (Hell, even David Cameron cancelled his vacation.)

Then again, the links wait for no man…