Monday, March 1, 2010

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Tell Tiger Woods to Hang in There!

According to several sources, Bill Clinton and President Obama have both called Tiger Woods to offer words of encouragement. Clinton clearly knows what it feels like to have his sexuality on the evening news. The Obama call is a little less expected.

Query: Why can't presidents and former presidents call people who are not rich and famous in order to lift their spirits? They probably need it more than Woods. Plus, they face even more daunting issues with fewer resources.

Update: Golf Digest has printed a correction which says that Obama did not call Woods, but that he offered encouragement. The article does not state how Obama conveyed his encouragement.

2 comments:

Jim said...

It looks like the story has been more or less retracted with regard to Obama: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2010-04/tiger-woods-diaz?currentPage=2
(See endnote)

This does not, of course, affect your broader point - how about a sympathy call to someone not famous who's facing some adversity?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Thanks for the tip, Jim. I have updated the blog post.

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