Fri Sep 09 02:34pm EDT
If you've ever wondered what some of the most powerful officials in Washington talk about prior to a major speech, you got your answer on Thursday night: They talk about golf.
Well, at least that's what Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden chatted about just prior to President Obama's speech to Congress. After sharing an awkward handshake/bro hug, Boehner proceeded to tell Biden about his recent golf trip to Sandhills and Dismal River, two of the most spectacular courses you'll ever see in the middle of nowhere.
Here's the transcript:
Boehner: "How are you?"
Biden: "How are you pal?"
Boehner: "I'm all right."
Biden: "We've got a heck of a lot of work…"
Boehner: "I played a little golf in August, and I was at Dismal River Golf Club out in Sand Hills, Neb. It's in the middle of nowhere. One of the hardest golf courses you'll ever want to see. Sand Hills and Dismal. Seven birdies, five bogeys, I shoot two under."
Biden: "You're kidding me."
Boehner: "So we have lunch, sitting around for about an hour, and I thought, 'Why don't we go play nine more holes?' Six pars, three birdies, and I missed a 4-foot, straight-in birdie on the last hole."
Boehner: "So the next day I go to Sand Hills, I shoot 86. One day I play great, the next day I play awful. But this was the round of the decade."
Biden: "That's incredible."
Boehner: "I haven't done this in 12 years, I shot 67 one time down..."
The funniest part of the whole chat was how Biden tried to make a serious point about getting down to business, before Boehner interrupted him to tell him about his recent rounds.
Hey, if I shot 2-under at Dismal, you can bet I'd be telling everyone about my round. It's too bad Biden could have cared less, as he tried to feign excitement during the play-by-play. I'm guessing the VP was just jealous that he wasn't invited on the trip.