Barack Obama … The Blockbuster President … The Gift that Keeps on Giving.
WOW!!! The following Presidential gift gaffe provides just another peek into the reality that Barack Obama is way over his head and he just does not understand or comprehend the enormity of the office he holds. The following WTF moment is brought to you by the Obamamessiah, the Gift giver and Chief.
(Hat Tip Pic: Red State: Obama getting the PM’s gift, after all it is the thought that counts)
More change you can believe in and this one is truly low rent. For the past 8 years Democrats were worried about American’s image in the world, they may want to continue that same thought with Obama at the helm. It is the thought that counts and it would have been nice and respectable if some thought was actually used. Please, stop making excuses for Obama and call a an ignorant gaffe for what it is. It would more so appear that the gift exchange from the Obama’s was a last second forgotten event and a rush to the local Blockbuster and the White House store.
When giving a gift, it is the thought that counts which makes it all the more puzzling as to what the hell Barack Obama was thinking when we gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a basket of CD’s. PM Brown bestowed upon Barack Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet. A pretty thoughtful gift one would say,
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.
What did the British PM and his wife receive in return from the Obama’s? The Obama’s gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to give to their sons and hold the phone, a basket of CD’s of American made films like The God Father, Star Wars, Gone With the Wind and so on. Good grief. What’s in store for the French President upon his visit to the White House a set of Ginsu knives and a Ronco Vegematic?
It is never the price of the gift that counts, it is the thought. I wonder how the US Obama carrying media would have reacted if Brown gave Obama as a gift, The Best of Benny Hill?
Remember when Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Barack Obama was more analytical than GWB. You mean he actually analyzed that a box set of CD’s was a good idea?