It may not be the statistic he was looking for, but President Obama has surpassed George W. Bush -- on the number of days spent on the golf course.
On Sunday, a cool, sunny day in DC, Obama played a round of golf for the 24th time in his presidency -- hitting a mark it took his predecessor almost three years to reach.
At a four-hour per game average, that adds up to almost 100 hours on the links for Obama, who has been polishing his chipping and putting even while confronting a financial meltdown, an auto-industry bailout, two wars and health-care reform.
In doing so, he has rejected the stance of his predecessor, who eventually stopped playing during his presidency, concluding, "I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."
Obama took up the sport in the late '90s while serving in the Illinois state legislature, partly at the urging of wife, Michelle, who was concerned about the toll Obama's basketball regimen was taking on his body.
Of course, conservatives remember how big a deal liberals made about former President Bush playing golf. So needless to say the irony of Barack Obama surpassing his predecessor's amount of golf outings being lost on the liberal press isn't shocking to say the least.