White House Violates First Rule of Holes

President Obama’s bizarre performance on Wednesday, when he took a brief break from his vacation to make a statement on James Foley’s murder and then teed off minutes later, grinning and fist-bumping, has drawn criticism from just about everyone–even the New York Times. I wouldn’t have thought the White House could make the embarrassment any worse, but deputy press secretary Eric Schultz, who is with Obama on Martha’s Vineyard, achieved the seemingly impossible. Watch him squirm in the clip below as he tells reporters that “I am not going to get into the president’s mindset on that,” but “sports and leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind for a lot of us.”

John Kerry was unavailable for comment, as he was sailing off Nantucket.

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