Man, is the Boston Herald grumpy today. And the object of its grumpitude is the Golfer in Chief, who gets half of Page One for starters.
Then there’s a full page of kvetching about Pres. Obama’s vacationing ways inside.
The Twitter piece, for its part, woefully underdelivers on the snark front with a grand total of two tweets:
“Is Obama auditioning for the Ginyu Force with that picture?” tweeted @mininerd_julia.
“Obama is the most powerful man in the world, but good lord does he need a golf fashion makeover,” tweeted Shane Bacon, a golf blogger for Yahoo! Sports.
But Holly Robichaud doesn’t disappoint. As usual, the Lone Republican is in the awkward position of being beside herself with anger at the Prez. (That actually makes her the Dual Republican, for those of you keeping score at home.)
Here’s Holly’s beef:
Oh no, it’s that time of year again. For the next week or so, it will be nonstop fawning all over the Obamas during their summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.
What restaurant did they dine at? What ice cream did they eat? What bookstore did they visit? Is John Kerry taking them out on the Isabella? Will there be a Kennedy sighting? Will Lizzy Warren wear her red blazer on the Vineyard?
Absent from the coverage will be the fact that the nation is suffering through another jobless recovery summer . . .
We can’t remember if Robichaud wrote the same kind of column when George W. Bush went on vacation. We’d check if it weren’t so hot.
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, meanwhile, it’s all fun and games, just like Robichaud said. Start with a little front-page love:
Then deliver the big wet kiss in the Names column.
Yes, that is crazy-train engineer Harry Belafonte at lower left. Here’s the scoop:
Monday, Harry Belafonte will be in Oak Bluffs for a private screening of “Sing Your Song,” a documentary about the silky-voiced “King of Calypso.”
Over the weekend, Belafonte, 86, and his wife, Pam, stopped into Peter andRonni Simon’s Vineyard Haven gallery, and checked out Peter Simon’s portraits of reggae legend Bob Marley, who was a friend of Belafonte’s back in the day.
Sounds like fun!
On a personal note, the hardworking staff has a golfing dream of its own: to someday shoot our IQ.
If and when it happens, you will assuredly hear about it.