Go West, Mr. President, to America's wilderness
August 17, 2009
LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.
President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman. The Marlboro Man he's not. He's spent his adult life in big cities New York, Chicago and, now, Washington. Basketball, golf and bodysurfing are how this jock rolls. Indoor daily gym workouts are the norm. Hunting, climbing, rafting not so much. Yet there he was on a summer weekend, enthusiastically soaking in America's vast wilderness. He toured Yellowstone National Park, checking out Old Faithful. He strolled trails along the Grand Canyon's rim. He cast...