As they sometimes say in the golf world, the House speaker has stroke.
Before President Obama's speech to Congress Thursday night, a live microphone captured Boehner telling Vice President Biden about a recent 18-hole round at Dismal River golf course in Mullen, Neb., a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Boehner said he shot two under par -- then played another nine holes at three under. He mentioned another round in which he shot a jaw-dropping 67 (five under par on most courses).
Not bad, Mr. Speaker.
Boehner is known for his golf game. Politico reported in August 2010 that Boehner carried an official United States Golf Association handicap of 7.9 and that in 2005 his handicap was 4.8.
Earlier this year, he used his swing to political advantage, looking to build rapport with Obama during their much-ballyhooed "golf summit," a round they played together in July while the U.S. Open was being held just outside Washington, D.C.
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