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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Tiger Woods Nailed For Mealy-Mouthed Defense Of Trump

If you find yourself annoyed by the style of SportsCenter and the other soundbite-driven, comedy-oriented shows on ESPN, #EndorseThis is right there with you. As Bob Costas once put it, “Am I listening to a sports narrator, or a stand-up comic?”

But every so often, the blokes (and bloke-ettes) on ESPN round-tables make some salient political points.

Tiger Woods has stepped in some of the deepest crap since he made his ex-wife chase him with a 7-iron. Confronted by a reporter over his golf-buddy friendship with President Trump, the iconic athlete fell back on the old “respect the office” slogan in remarks that cheered conservatives and angered liberals.

But as Max Kellerman points out in today’s clip from ESPN, Tiger’s “answer” really wasn’t an answer at all.

Excellent. Surprising. Persuasive. No joke.

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Former President Donald Trump at an American military cemetery near Paris in 2018

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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