It appears that U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s golf game Sunday with President Obama was his reward for praising the administration’s troubling deal with Iran.
The Denver Post reported glowingly on the game, but failed to mention what prompted the leader of the free world to include Perlmutter and two other Democrats, when these outings are usually limited to the president’s family and close friends.
However, the Washington Examiner and Jewish Political News and Update noted the connection between the golf game and the congressmen’s public support for the deal to lift sanctions on Iran.
The invitation could be a thank you of sorts rather than a lobbying opportunity because all three House Democrats have offered praise for the deal over the past week.
Perlmutter told the Denver Post there was in fact no lobbying involved, but neglected to mention how he snagged the invitation in the first place.
As for shop-talk, Perlmutter said there was very little of it. Neither Iran nor problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came up, he added.
“We just talked golf, family, sports and social media,” he said. And while Perlmuter said expects to hear from the White House on those issues, “it wasn’t part of yesterday.”
The Post also has the photograph of the foursome posing between rounds at The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base resort, or as we like to call it, evidence.
Playing golf with Obama was the kiss of death for former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. We don’t expect it will aid in furthering Perlmutter’s political game, either.