Back 9: Kasich Solves U.S. Budget Crisis on the Golf CourseWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
The Mavs just made, ex-Cav, LeBron look foolish. Not that he needs any help with that. The Indians are leading the AL Central. The football Buckeyes are making news headlines everyday. Oh yeah and Governor Kasich is playing a little golf this weekend with POTUS, VPOTUS and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, another Ohioan.
Maybe Kasich can help get the deficit reduction discussion back on the track. After all he was the House Budget Committee Chairman in the 1990’s. Hey, Barry if you and Joe, give us something on the front side John and I may consider giving you a little sumthin’ sumthin’ on the “Back 9”. Whaddya say? We got a deal?
The style of play for the opponents is a point for contention. One not so famous political analyst prognosticated that one side will hit it left off the tee. The other side will hit it right and they can argue about who is wrong — I mean — away, once they reach the green.
With Ohio being one of the top key states in the Presidential elections to be held next November can Obama/Biden expose some weakness that can be exploited to swing Ohio back to the Democratic side of the aisle? An errant 3 wood violently sliced right into the woods or a chunky chip shot might just say more than words could ever express. Remember that great political scholar Lee Trevino uttered the profound statement: “A fade can work for you but you just can’t talk to a hook.” Didn’t that apply to the whole, left/right, liberal/conservative thing?
Will Obama/Biden take a more liberal stance, press the advantage and go for the 230 yard carry over water to the green on a par 5 or will the more conservative, Boehner/Kasich make the more prudent play laying up to a comfortable yardage. Does this give us a clue to how the issues that seem to endlessly bog down the day to day operation of our wonderfully imperfect system of government get resolved? No, probably not.
Isn’t it great though, that with all the back and forth on the TV news programs and in the press, even with the gargantuan issues these gentlemen ponder daily, that they can still get together on the golf course and play a game with far less dire consequences for a few hours.
Only in America!