Thursday, March 05, 2009

Tacky, Tacky, Tacky.

While browsing the Blogosphere, I happened across a post on Hot Air. All I can say is, how humiliating for me as an American. 

Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of England, who has all the economic troubles we have at home, brought what can only be described as absolutely thoughtful gifts.

Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President.

Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet’s sister ship, HMS Resolute.

Another treasure given to the U.S. President was the framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to symbolise Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria.

Finally, Mr Brown gave a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert.

Well Liberals, guess what the One gave in return? Guess what thoughtful present to reaffirm our special relationship with England could have possibly be given by President Obama, the most loved President of our era? 

A box set of 25 DVD's of classic American Films. Yes, I kid you not. Apparently, the President is a Prime member of Amazon. His thoughtful gift to the Brown Kids? Models of the Whitehouse, straight from the Gift Shop, probably with the price tag still on it. 

Seriously, can you think of anything more tacky? I completely understand why the Prime Minister didn't want to say anything about it when he got home. Imagine his humiliation. He got snubbed, no Rose Garden or major presser. Just a hi how are you to the Press with the President, and then this.

I understand if our Special Relationship suffers a bit during this administration. I hope Sec State Clinton is smart enough to issue some instructions to the Ambassador we have in England right now. With a little luck, we can hope that the State Department was able to intercept the Walmart Gift Card I'm sure was in there somewhere. Although I'm sure that the Obama's, big labor friends that they are, wouldn't give that upon due consideration. 

You know, the egotistical people that the Obama's are turning out to be, I would have expected them to at least shell out enough money to get the Brown's one of these. Tacky, yes. However, not nearly as bad as a set of DVD movies. I mean, he didn't even give an autographed copy of his own book to the Prime Minister.

Come on Mr. President, all those book sales, you decided to recycle an unwanted Christmas Gift? 

Liberals, I ask you. Is this a huge diplomatic blunder of nearly epic proportions? Good lord, what's he going to do next. Confuse the Netherlands with the Nether Regions? 


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