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Presidential Golf Disrupts Wedding

Jan. 2, 2015

Barack Obama loves golf. He loves it so much that he golfed with the radical Islamist prime minister of Malaysia, who has praised ISIL. And he loves it so much that two Army captains had to move their wedding to accommodate him. Bloomberg reports, “Natalie Heimel and her fiancé, Edward Mallue Jr., a pair of captains in the Army, were walking from their wedding rehearsal on Saturday at the 16th tee box at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Hawaii when they were informed they’d have to move their wedding, scheduled for the next day. President Barack Obama wanted to play through.” To make matters worse, the pair invited Obama to the wedding but received his regrets, albeit with congratulations and well wishes. And naturally, he heard about the whole episode on the news. When asked by Bloomberg about the faux pas, Obama said, “I feel terrible. Nobody told us.” He then called the bride to apologize. She was upset but took it in stride, saying, “We knew there were two things that could mess up the wedding: One was weather and the other was the president.” And one is more predictable than the other. More…

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