Mayor Bloomberg — never one to tell the media where he is bound on weekend jaunts — defended President Obama’s refusal to let the press caddie for him on his Florida golf getaway last weekend.
“I don’t know why you, the press, think you have a God-given right to follow him every minute,” Hizzoner said when asked Thursday what he thought about Obama not permitting reporters and photographers to tail him on the course.
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Bloomberg trying to sink a putt …
“You know you’re going to run the picture … when he misses the ball or slices it into the woods,” he added.
Speaking of woods, Obama played with Tiger Woods, and the world’s second-ranked golfer said 44’s got game.
Obama, shown here lining up a putt in 2011, played with Tiger Woods while in Florida last weekend. Tiger said Obama could really tear it up if he had more time to practice his game.
The billionaire mayor has been known to take hush-hush short vacations now and again to vacation homes in Bermuda, Vail, Colo., and elsewhere.
He argued Obama has “a right to a vacation.”
“Come on, the guy deserves the chance to have a life,” Bloomberg continued. “He was away for three days, if I remember.”