President-elect Barack Obama makes news on the links

As Paris Hilton and John McCain agreed, President-elect Barack Obama is one of this year's biggest celebrities. Like any great celeb' (politician or otherwise), his trip to Hawaii this week aroused public interest.

Obama, whose golf game has taken the backseat in the press to his interest in basketball over the past few months, was seen playing during his vacation.

Unfortunately, Obama's scorecard was not released. As an advocate of transparency, I think the public has a right to know!

For those of you curious about the state of the next President's game, The Telegraph reports: "Although he teed off in Hawaii with a strong drive, assessments of the standard of his game are mixed. Golf Digest reported in March that his handicap was a very respectable 16 - just behind President George W. Bush, who plays off 15. But his spokesman Robert Gibbs said in June that Mr. Obama and others 'went to a golf course, and they swung golf clubs, but I don't think it was real pretty.'"

Fortunately, the Huffington Post was able to snag an interview with the employee at the halfway shack. They state, "a snack clerk later confirmed that he purchased two hot dogs, two spam musubi, two passion orange sodas, one Powerade and one coke, for a tab of $17.75."

Hopefully more information about Obama's game will be revealed shortly.

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