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DOES BEING A LAME DUCK LEAD TO LOTS OF TIME ON THE GREENS?
Published December 8, 1997
In an exclusive interview in the N.Y. TIMES, PRESIDENT CLINTON's passion for the game of golf was noted by Berke & Broder as he moves in to the latter part of his Presidency. U.S. Senator John Breaux (D-LA), on Clinton's second term: "It's golf, golf, golf -- interspersed with politics." Some "prominent Democrats" said that they were surprised by Clinton's "longing for the golf course." U.S. Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD): "It's amazing to me. He can pour out data about a golf course like he can about polls and voting turnouts ... He regales us, with some frequency, with stories of being on the golf course and hitting this incredible drive." Clinton: "It's not fair to say I'm obsessed with it" (Berke & Broder, N.Y. TIMES, 12/7).