Friday, March 06, 2009

A prize-winning description of The Obama's speechifying

Obama is a master at political karaoke.

May well have been said before, but I like it.

I also have to note, apparently 'being good friends and allies' doesn't entail having to actually, y'know, think about what you give to a foreign leader:
As he headed back home from Washington, Gordon Brown must have rummaged through his party bag with disappointment.

Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world's richest country, gave the Prime Minister a box set of 25 classic American films - a gift about as exciting as a pair of socks.

Well, he hadn't given any real thought or effort to what he brought, after all...

The Prime Minister gave Mr Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.

The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Office in the White House since 1880.

Mr Brown also handed over a framed commission for HMS Resolute and a first edition of the seven-volume biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert.

In addition, Mr Brown and his wife showered gifts on the Obama children giving Sasha and Malia an outfit each from Topshop and six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America.

In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John


american girl in italy said...

glad you like it! ;O)

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be fun to figure out a way to jam the signals in a tele-prompter, and then follow the thug around?