Politico Arena Topic: Obama-Boehner 'Golf Summit': Will it Help?
Washington is the center of the golf world this weekend, with the White House golf summit on Saturday, and the third round of the U.S. Open up the road at Congressional (Come on, Lefty -- you got this).
While it will provide a great photo-op, I don't know how much will really get done on the policy front. In the old days, golf foursomes, poker games and dinner parties (with intermingled families) provided a way for the political elite to socialize across the aisle. Through this socializing came the humanizing of those who might not share your political views, but enjoyed the same things in their personal lives. But Newt Gingrich's Contract on America included a separation clause, keeping the parties apart and families left back in the districts.
I think it is apropos that Boehner chose John Kasich as his partner. I suggest that the governor bring along an out-of-work public employee as his caddie: it will remind him that the people of Ohio will be left holding the bag for this terrible policies.