Politico — It’s not the first time Obama and Greenspun have hung out. Obama kicked off the fundraiser recalling a trip to Nevada last November when he and Greenspun golfed with former Yankees great Derek Jeter.
“He and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek,” Obama said of Greenspun, referring to the course in North Las Vegas. “It was clearly a set up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago.’”
They gave Jeter 30 strokes, Obama said, but he realized that was a mistake as soon as they were on the first hole. Jeter crushed him, he said. “We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game. Despite that, Brian is a great friend.”
I always wonder who The Guy is when power players meet up or play golf like this. Who’s the biggest swinging dick of all the big swinging dicks? Who has the “it factor” to outdo all the other it factors.
So you think about Obama first. Not only is he a sitting President – he’s a sitting President who perfectly balances having immense power and presence with the cool black guy vibe. And yes, holding the most important office in the world (by title, everyone knows that Presidents don’t actually do anything) definitely adds to that.
It’s almost impossible to be The Guy over Obama. You can throw big, intimidating athletes at him. You can throw brilliant thinkers at him. You can throw Hollywood actors and singers and power players at him. Doesn’t matter. Barry is still “the guy” over all of them.
But not Derek Jeter. Nope. Whenever Derek Jeter is in a room, Derek Jeter is the guy. Always. And you could definitely make an argument for Jordan too, but I think even Jordan will admit that Jeter’s looks and roster give him a
dick up leg up. Jeets commands a room more than anyone this world has ever seen. Even over the Commander in Chief. Elite athleticism, Hollywood looks, brilliance, charisma, and command of a room all rolled into the perfect human being. So no, I’m not surprised that Barry gave Jeets 30 strokes. Barack was intimidated by Jeter because Jeets was The Guy in that situation. Just like he is in every situation ever. He gets whatever he wants.
Derek Jeter, the only bigger swinging dick than the leader of the free world. What a title. Almost measures up to Captain of the New York Yankees.