Obama and Boehner to hit the links
June 3rd, 2011
05:44 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama and Boehner to hit the links

Washington (CNN) - Speaker John Boehner's office confirms that he and President Barack Obama have a golf date.

The bipartisan round will be played on Saturday June 18th. The president extended the invitation for the Speaker to join him on the links. According to Boehner aide Kevin Smith, staffers from the White House and the speaker's office scheduled the game three or four weeks ago.

No word on which of the many golf courses in and around Washington they'll play.

Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Give the Boner a few quarts of whiskey and he'll agree to anythng.

    June 3, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    I'd rather see them on the court – Boehner being the orange basketball!!!

    All jokes aside – This type of "togetherness" AWAY from the WH is needed with all party members across the board. Maybe they'll get along much better!!!

    June 3, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    If I were Boehner, I'd be standing well out of reach of the POTUS when he's holding a club.

    June 3, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  4. concerned liberal

    "this is great press isn't it?"
    "you bet – people actually think we are in different parties"
    "ha, ha, ha"

    Vote 2nd party next time.

    June 3, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    I think Obama might have a better shot at Boehner on the basketball court than on the links. The "tan one" seems to have spent many a day out there.

    June 3, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. Whoosh

    Now that's a start. We are sick of the freaking tit for tat kiddie battles. Start acting like adults. Stop the name calling and the finger pointing. You are all to blame. Everyone of you are at fault when the country fail, we'll all go to hell together.

    June 3, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    After all the spiteful, untruthful, manipulative nonsense Boehner has pulled, doesn't deserve the pleasure of President Obama's company!

    June 3, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. Larry L

    We need more friendly meetings and less political posturing – golf is good. Most of us no longer want to be identified with either political party due to the miserable job our Congress has performed for too many years. I would dearly love to see just one Congressman who wasn't ready to sell their soul to get re-elected. Here's a challenge to the Congress – do your job! Actually hammer out a budget and fix real problems. Quit wasting our time on social morality issues. Don't talk about any of the issues except those critical to our existance – medical care, the wars, Social Security, immigration reform, jobs, the deficit, the trade deficit, energy, global warming, and the transportation infrastructure. Do your job!

    June 3, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    What an opportunity to spend a few hours with a great leader and American visionary. I wish I could get a chance to play golf with John Boehner.

    June 3, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  10. Charlie in Maine

    Many will see this as a waste of time but I think it is a great idea. Maybe if they can get along on the golf course Obama can convince him to ignore those Tea Partdiots and raise the debt limit before some serious damage gets done.

    June 3, 2011 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  11. Patrick from Minnesota

    How about this: they stop stalling and COMPRIMISE!!!

    June 3, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  12. Get ready for the all the right winger attacks on Boehner . . .

    How dare he play golf with the President.

    June 3, 2011 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. Get A Grip

    "The bipartisan round"..... Bipartisan my butt. Wake up Boehner. This is just a con job from Obama and you're falling right into it, Boehner.

    June 3, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  14. SurRy

    Is Boner crying?

    June 3, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    im not paying these people to golf

    June 3, 2011 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  16. drogo

    It really says something about the American political system which produces bozos such as these.

    June 3, 2011 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |