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Obama and His Good Ol’ Boys

Golf without women present? Alert the media!

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Helen Smith

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October 28, 2009 - 9:19 am
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“Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”

The news and blogs are buzzing about Obama’s all-male golf games, and National Organization of Women president Terry O’Neill is upset that Obama surrounds himself with men both in and out of the White House:

Is this much ado about nothing? O’Neill says no.

“Relationships get built in those more informal settings,” O’Neill told ABC News, “and the relationships have a huge impact on the influence an individual has. We know what happens when we segregated whether it by race or whether it by gender — you end up with first-class citizens and you end up with second-class citizens.”

O’Neill told ABC News’ Mike Callahan, “we need to see the White House leading the way for desegregating the work places all around the country and it is troubling.”

Is O’Neill correct? Should Obama include more women?

If you know anything about me or my stance on men’s rights, you will know that typically I would not consider this a big deal in and of itself. Sure, there are men who are in power in small concentrated areas, but as Scott Adams — the writer of the Dilbert books and cartoons — says: “Those are other men.” Most men are just average Joes trying to get through the day.

Yet I can’t help but feel that in the case of Obama and his frat boy White House, something is amiss.

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