Are you rich? Are you a Republican? Do you enjoy putting on plaid pants and swinging a stick at a small white ball while surrounded by other rich Republicans? Can your driver/pilot locate the coast of Maine on a map? If you answered yes to all these questions, have I got exciting news for you!
Next Monday George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara are hosting a fundraiser for John McCain near their summer home in Kennebunkport. And you can go if you have a lot of money.
According to a solicitation sent by the McCain camp, for the low, low price of $5,000, you can play a round of golf at Cape Arundel Golf Course, Bush's home course.
Now, as we all know, George W. "Junior" Bush has forsworn golf, because golf sends the wrong message to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq. The invitation makes it quite clear that the president maybe, probably, I think, will not be actually physically hitting the small white ball with a stick himself:
"Both President Bush and Governor Jeb Bush will be stopping by to greet the foursomes," the missive promises. "The course is reserved for this private group, and VIPs will be visiting during your round of golf. This event is a great way to end a weekend getaway, and we would be honored if you can attend."
To repeat: "greeting foursomes" on the golf course is not the same as "golfing."
Much in the same way that "showing respect for American soldiers killed in action" is not the same as "not golfing."
Tags: Barbara Bush, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iraq, John McCain, Maine