You may recall that during President Obama’s vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, on August 27 2010 he took in a round of golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, playing golf with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Democratic lawyer, business man and éminence grise Vernon Jordan; and White House trip director (and former golf pro) Marvin Nicholson. The pool report at the time said that “We are told Bloomberg and Obama talked in the clubhouse for about 15 mins about the economy. They then went to the driving range.”
Apparently – at least from a second-hand report – the Obama-Bloomberg convo could have gone better.
In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, conservative media magnate Rupert Murdoch says ”Bloomberg said it was a pleasant day. In conversation he put a few ideas … He said it was like verbal ping pong.” Bloomberg, according to Murdoch, “came back and said ‘I never met in my life such an arrogant man’.”
“The most arrogant man I have ever met
is Obama” said Bloomberg and showed no regret.
For they chatted a while
without breaking a smile.
“T’was like the proverbial ping-pong set.”