Are you like me? Did you completely miss Tiger Woods' comments on Barack Obama a few weeks ago, at the Dubai Desert Classic?
I don't think it's my fault. After all, they weren't written up by the Associated Press, which, as we know, is where all our country's news comes from.
No, the only news organization that did an original mention, so far as I can tell (and I looked hard), was Agence France Press. And the only paper or portal that seemed to have picked up the AFP report was Yahoo. Anyway, here's the gist:
DUBAI (AFP) - Tiger Woods says he has been impressed with Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama and believes he is an inspiration to many in the United States.
Asked for his views on the senator from Illinois, who like himself has an African-American father, ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic, Woods replied: "I've seen him speak. He's extremely articulate, very thoughtful."
Here are his full remarks on the candidate from the Dubai press conference. I love Tiger's incidental, "Oh, God, here we go."
Q. Just to totally change tack, could I ask you a Barack Obama question?
TIGER WOODS: Oh, God, here we go.
Q. Just your thoughts on the way he has inspired a generation of Americans who clearly weren't interested in politics before.
TIGER WOODS: Well, I've seen him speak. He's extremely articulate, very thoughtful. I'm just impressed at how well, basically all politicians really do, how well they think on their feet. Especially those debates, it's pretty phenomenal to see them get their point across. But I just think that he's really inspired a bunch of people in our country, and you know, we'll see what happens down the road.
I also love Tiger's appreciation for how
athletes politicians "think on their feet" at tournament press conferences debates.