“Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer and Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation and host of Edge of Sports Radio, react to news that the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters, has welcomed women members to its ranks for the first time: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and businesswoman Darla Moore.
But Zirin says that this is no time to rejoice, by and large because as Spitzer puts it, “It is too little, too late.”
“It’s called the Augusta National Golf Club. It’s in a city, Augusta, Ga., where I’ve been many times,” Zirin says. “That’s a city where one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. It really is a city of two different worlds: This kind of cloistered elitism of the golf club, and then a lot of very real pain and suffering with American families, particularly American women.”
Zirin goes on to lament the conservatism of golfers: “They really do exist in their own world.”
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