Obama and Bill Clinton tee off at Andrews
September 24th, 2011
02:18 PM ET
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Obama and Bill Clinton tee off at Andrews

(CNN) - President Barack Obama had a high-profile golf partner Saturday: former President Bill Clinton.

The two hit the links on the golf course at Joint Base Andrews, a course outside of Washington that Obama plays frequently. Rounding out the foursome were Obama’s Chief of Staff William Daley and Doug Band, one of Clinton’s aides.

Earlier this week, Obama shared the stage with Clinton in New York when he spoke at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

In a statement, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the outing was just the latest in a string of meetings between the two men.

"President Clinton and President Obama enjoyed their round of golf at Joint Base Andrews today. Periodically, over the last two and a half years, they've gotten together to discuss the unique honor and extraordinary opportunity to lead this country. They were pleased to have the chance to visit once again today," Earnest said.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Pat McAuliffe

    I'm sure you mean Doug Band (not Bank) who is counselor and chief advisor to President Clinton., as well as a hell of a nice guy. Enjoy the round of golf Doug!!

    September 24, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. The Unsub

    there is a lot of power there!

    September 24, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. tv22

    Well at least a couple of caddies have jobs....

    September 24, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Bill said some things this week, that probably didn't make Obama very happy. However, truth needs to be told.

    September 24, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Larry L

    The two smartest Presidents I've seen in my 64 years! Still, I wonder if their drives fade to the right or left?

    September 24, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. Johnson

    These are two of the most genuine people in washington. Obama is doing what real leaders do the seek advice for the best course of action no matter who it is, he is human and realizes that he does'nt know everything. Awesome leader.

    September 24, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Jice

    Clinton has lost a lot of weight since leaving office and has turned into quite the silver fox.

    September 24, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. Little Jimmy Truth

    That's his vacation days.

    September 24, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. jackal & jester

    I don't see how this is news but it does bring up a nice question.

    How many of the republicans running gave actually recently been seen hanging out with a former president? I mean if Bush doesn't want to be around you there might be something wrong with your message.

    September 24, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |