Condoleezza Rice among first women admitted to Augusta National Golf Club
August 20th, 2012
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Condoleezza Rice among first women admitted to Augusta National Golf Club

(CNN) – Augusta National Golf Club has admitted its first female members, the private club announced Monday.

The decision to admit former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore of Lake City, South Carolina, ends a longstanding policy excluding women as members of the exclusive Georgia club, which hosts the annual Masters Tournament.

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  1. Jesuits to Paul Ryan: "Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favority philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

    Congrats to both women and the Augusta club for stepping into the 21st century!

    August 20, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Four and The Door

    Great decision, Augusta National members. You will be pleased with what this wider membership policy will bring to your organization.

    August 20, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. Sniffit

    Yawn. Now let's see them admit some middle-class or poor people. Equal/egalitarian my left arse cheek.

    August 20, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Sniffit

    Yawn. Now let's see them admit some middle-class and poor people. Equal/egalitarian my left giblet.

    August 20, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    Who cares? It's only be segregated since it's existence.

    August 20, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. BLKMANinAmerica

    So what, not a good rep of women or people of color.

    August 20, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. Joan

    She is an amazing, capable woman and this is long overdue. Unfortunately, Ms. Rice will go down in history as being part of the Bush-Cheney team and the illegal war. I bet they would like to do that whole thing over again.

    August 20, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. 100 % ETHIO

    Good, but is this Woman ended up retired without marriage?
    Golf ball-in, who is going to hold the stick(bar)?

    August 20, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    It's about time.

    August 20, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. Lip Service - nothing more

    Does she plays golf? Or is this a PR move by the GA "cream de crop" to bring attention to the club, since business is slow? How many old members droped out after hearing this?

    August 20, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. rs

    We welcome Augusta to the Twentieth Century. What's next? Letting the public in?

    August 20, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  12. Jack

    Mushroom Cloud-Condi will let us know if there's any WMD buried on that golf course.

    August 20, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Mike

    Nothing brings back the horrible W Bush years, as seeing her and Cheney's faces in the news.

    August 20, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  14. App

    Don't worry Augusta, Miss Rice had no idea terrorist wre planning to use planes as missles, yeah right.

    August 20, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. American People

    The American People don't care about rich peoples' golf clubs. The American People want to see Mitt's tax returns for the last 20 years to see Mitt's REAL tax rate. We also want to see how many jobs Mitt off-shored and how much money he has in off-shore accounts evading taxes. Mitt is a liar, tax evader, and a criminal for not disclosing his off-shore accounts.

    August 20, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  16. smknbluebear

    welcome to the 20th century

    August 20, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  17. 100 % ETHIO

    ...I will leave the HOLE talk to Rush.

    1) "They are still choosing the Carts career",
    2) "They sweat with scream, before the game started",
    3) "They look good with that Green Grass"-we are not talking about Grassroots here,
    4) "They never get used to Golf Shoes, they keep skating on every shot they make, with 'Outch' sound,
    5) "They are not paying attention where the sticks swing, since Letterman, Steve, The View,...are keep coming in their heads, "I will go and listen every gossips, that we are being gossiped".

    August 20, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "The American People don't care about rich peoples' golf clubs"

    THIS.

    August 20, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  19. Fair is Fair

    American People

    We also want to see how many jobs Mitt off-shored and how much money he has in off-shore accounts evading taxes.
    ----------
    How is releasing his tax returns going to show either? Do you think he has a section in his return that says "lookie here, THIS is the stuff I'm hiding from you"??? Get over your jealousy and envy of anything or anyone successful, and instead try working hard to create your own success. What a pathetic comment.

    August 20, 2012 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    rs – We welcome Augusta to the Twentieth Century
    smknbluebear - welcome to the 20th century
    =====================================
    DUH!!! Might want to Google "what century are we in"....

    August 20, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  21. Keeping It Real

    Gotta love Democrats and their double standard. I guess they only support African American women who agree with their liberal agenda.

    August 20, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "Do you think he has a section in his return that says "lookie here, THIS is the stuff I'm hiding from you"???"

    He better disclose it. After all, he likely already got his one get-out-of-jail-free card with the amnesties that were handed out a few years ago.

    August 20, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Gotta love Democrats and their double standard. I guess they only support African American women who agree with their liberal agenda."

    Pretty much. You see, I disargee with conservatives no matter what skin color they have. I don't discriminate amongst them, soooooo, yeah, your comment is absurd.

    August 20, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit wrote:

    "Do you think he has a section in his return that says "lookie here, THIS is the stuff I'm hiding from you"???"

    He better disclose it. After all, he likely already got his one get-out-of-jail-free card with the amnesties that were handed out a few years ago.
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    Romney is going to try and weasel out of releasing his returns in mid-October. Ann has already told the world, "...no more returns releases." Meanwhile, Mitt and Ann have been hedgning their bets by going on a "they will use it to" hurt the Romneys campaign. In the event that they actually do release returns 2 weeks before an election, they will be able to look like the injured party.

    Why are Romney's returns important? Because he has a track record of having lied about them in the past at EVERY given opportunity. He hasn't told one lie, but he's lied at every time he has faced the issue. It's one topic where he has never flip-flopped. We know that his first response to taxes will always be the exact opposite of the truth.

    August 20, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  25. n

    Romney where are those taxes!

    August 20, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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