In an interview yesterday, Bush said that he gave up playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of the soldiers killed in the Iraq war. Here is the exact quote: "I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander-in-Chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as -- to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal. "
This may turn out to be just another one of his lies. Blue Girl Red State points out in her blog http://bluegirlredmissouri.blogspot.com/2008/05/bush-claims-to-have-quit-golf-at-same.html that his giving up golf probably had more to do with a muscle tear in his right calf and aching knees than out of any respect for the troops or their families.
Rolf Laub just did a cartoon about this. You can find it here:http://theweeklycartoon.blogspot.com/
And here is a link to Olbermann's special comment about Bush and his games: