President Barack Obama puts a little body English on his shot during a round of golf at Farm Neck golf course during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Aug. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Obama Opts to Play Golf Instead of Attending Scalia Funeral

President Barack Obama puts a little body English on his shot during a round of golf at Farm Neck golf course during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Aug. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral will take place this Saturday. If history is any indication, Obama will likely be hitting the links. Not even the funeral of his own “beloved Aunt Zeituni” was enough to get him to skip a round of playing golf.

In fact, when asked if he would “rule out” Obama golfing during the funeral, the White House responded:

Obama had no hesitation about sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown and a similar “delegation” to the funeral of Freddie Gray.

But not a U.S. Supreme Court justice. At least Scalia’s in good company. Obama also skipped the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. He didn’t even bother to send an official delegation to mark her passing. Even Hugo Chávez, a tyrant, received that distinction.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy is the Editor of LibertyUnyielding. He has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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