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Condoleezza Rice Makes Golf History
Augusta National Golf Club finally caved into those pesky naggers—you know, women. Today, it allowed women into its membership for the first time in the club’s 80-year history. Well, two of them, and they’re not just any women. Condoleezza Rice is the former Secretary of State to President George W. Bush and Darla Moore is a well-connected South Carolina financier who was the first female cover of Forbes.
Back in 2002 Hootie Johnson, the former chairman of Augusta, famously said that Augusta may let women in someday, "but not at the point of a bayonet."
So now that the club no longer feels like it has to, it has decided that it wants to admit women as members. Commentators, however, have noted that while all four previous heads of IBM were offered Augusta memberships, the current CEO, Virginia Rometty, was not chosen earlier this year. Some attribute this to a “you can’t make me!” stance by the grown adults on the Augusta board.
Will there be sulking as the boys take down their “NO GIRLS ALLOWED” signs from around the clubhouse? And when will Hillary get an invite?