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Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
Well put! Here, here! What has happened to the media in this country? Good night, and good luck...
2006-01-23 @ 15:42
Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
Wishing you the best of good-byes, anne. Get out of your coffee house and onto the links with a flask in your bag. You'll appreciate the hoary game, then. Golf transcends its heroes, just as it transends its villains.
2006-01-23 @ 16:23
Comment from: jon [Visitor]
A great article, Mr. Wolfrum. I guess golf isn't the root of all evil afterall.
2006-01-25 @ 07:12
Comment from: Ju-Lu [Visitor]
Thanks Mr. Wolfrum,

This puts golf/lobbying/politics in
perspective right...NOPE! As in
nearly every industry there are places for deals to be made. Is it so bad to be out with nature, swinging a golf club, smoking a cigar
and working out ways for your home
district to benefit from your hard
work. Actually, no it isn't.

I have been working on Capitol Hill for almost 34 years. Every time there is a scandal of any sort, the
repercussions reverberate throughout
the Congress. Then some good things
happen, but mostly bad. In this case, former Members of Congress may
have to pay the price of losing their
Congressional gym privileges and/or
adding another year to their NON-lobbying abilities since leaving
Congress. All because of a VERY
small percentage of people who do not
know how to accept and obey certain
rules. In this case, there are about
3 or 4 former Members of Congress who
are going to ruin it for the other
100+ "Formers". The same might happen on the golf courses around our
nations capitol....and THAT would be a disaster in my opinion.
2006-01-25 @ 15:52
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Golf is the devil!!!
Okay, I've been watching too much Sandler movies.
But the tradition of golf being blamed for stuff is an old and hallowed one. Some English king back in the day (I think James I, heir to childless Liz I) proclaimed that his people were no longer to waste their time in this frivolous pursuit, when they should be out practicing archery, so they could continue to humiliate France and Spain. Meanwhile, he spent a fair amount of time on the links himself (if, as I remember, he was from Scotland) and also on the tenetz court...
2006-01-25 @ 17:27
Comment from: Ju-Lu [Visitor]
Good point Mary....but never lump
English and Scots in the same
category...He was a King of Scotland.
Just about everyone hates the English
over there...or profess to in local
pubs!! Plus the French and Spanish
were more often looked on as allies
rather than the enemy....anyone who
was against the English. Just ask
Bonny Prince Charlie.
2006-01-26 @ 12:32
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Ju-Lu is right. I'm surprised the Scots ever let the Open Championship be played in England. I can only guess THAT decision was made in a pub in the wee hours o' the mornin' ....
2006-01-26 @ 13:27
Comment from: Ju-Lu [Visitor]
Shanks....maybe they told the English
the courses had to have been built
by Scotsmen....although even in their
greatest triumphs, the Scots never got as far south as Kent..!!

But we digress from the original thought....think any Congressional junkets will be going to Scotland any
time soon? NOPE!
2006-01-26 @ 15:04
Comment from: Ju-Lu [Visitor]
Mr. Wolfrum,

Now they have really done it...final tally has only 50 members of Congress
voting against "Lobby-Gate". I will
be losing many friends because they
won't be able to come into the gym...
FFS.....
2006-02-02 @ 13:18

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