Of Golf and Politics

Popular CBS Sports golf commentator David Feherty let loose with a zinger in his “D Magazine” opinion piece concerning George Bush’s recent relocation to Dallas.  Feherty, who has visited the troops in Iraq, obviously heard an earful over there regarding our esteemed congressional leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi:

From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.'

Feherty also concluded his piece with this gem:

I’ve never met a soldier who didn’t love this president [Bush] and this country, and I’ve met a bunch of them, at home and abroad, in hospitals and in theater.

Feherty later apologized to both Reid and Pelosi by calling his statements “inappropriate and unacceptable.”  Both CBS Sports and the PGA Tour have issued statements condemning Feherty’s remarks as inappropriate.

Media Matters for America is absolutely apoplectic over what the popular, humorous and often ditzy Feherty obviously meant as a joke.  Although Feherty’s attempt at humor here was obviously crude and in poor taste, I don’t recall the name “Media Matters for America” rushing to the defense of George Bush when he was mercilessly vilified, often violently, for eight years in the press.

One thing’s for sure: if Feherty did encounter some pent up frustration among our active duty troopers let’s hope they unload that frustration at the ballot box in 2010 and 2012.  America’s future depends on it.

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