Politics on the links.
|It was the annual Congressional Golf Outing being held at Crooked Run National Golf Course. Coming down the fairway of the final hole was the last foursome. They were the four who had the lowest scoring rounds going into the final day. The foursome was comprised of Senator Walt Paybax of Oklahoma, Congressman Pete Pocketliner of Connecticut, Rookie Senator Reed Milips of Pennsylvania, and the lone female Ms. Windy Blowhard of South Carolina.
The match was going to be decided on the final green. All the members of the foursome were safely on in two and putting for birdie. Pocketliner was closest to the pin so he set his marker, one putter head length away and picked up his ball for the rest to put out. Reed and Windy missed their birdie putts but tapped in for par. Paybax went well beyond the cup toke a boogie.
Now it was Pete’s turn. He pulled the ball from his pocket and set back down in front of his mark and squared up to putt. He hit the ball and it rolled perfectly into the cup. He tugged his cap from his head by the peak and threw it into the crowd.
The players headed for the locker room to shower and dress for the awards dinner. Pete reached into his locker for his tie when he felt his door pushed from his hands, and the face of Reed Millips appeared.
“Hey Reed, you startled me for a second.”
Reed was scowling and he got right to the point, “You broke the rules Pete. You moved your ball a good putter head’s length closer to the pin when you set your mark. You don’t deserve that win. “
Pete pulled the door back and continued to dress showing no concern, “Welcome to politics Senator. Get used to it.”