Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Royal Screw-Up: Obama Continues His Polite Attack on England

After Prime Minister Gordon Brown received a stack of DVD's in the wrong format during his visit to the United States a few weeks ago, the people of England have come to expect little from Barack Obama in the realm of gift-giving.

His recent meeting with the Queen has met their expectations handsomely as He chose to give the Queen an iPod. You read that right. He met the Queen of England and gave her a iPod.

As a friend of mine put it, "Your gift for the queen should never be something Michael Scott brought to an office gift exchange."

How thoughtless can a President be?

I guess it could be worse. I mean it could have been loaded with some pictures of himself or with some of his speeches. That would be the height of narcissism.

He did what?

-Sigh- Here's what the White House loaded onto the iPod.
  • Photos from the Queen's 2007 White House State Visit
  • Photos from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit
  • Photos from the Queen's 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit
  • Video from the Queen's 1957 Jamestown Visit
  • Video from the Queen's 2007 Jamestown Visit
  • Video from the Queen's 2007 Richmond Visit
  • Photos from President Obama's Inauguration
  • Audio of then-state senator Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention,
  • Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address
Maybe President Obama is just trying to illustrate in no uncertain terms his administration's approach to Britain:
"There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."

Special Note:
I would like to give mad props to my readers who not one week ago predicted such an incident.

The Change Barack poll question asked, "Who will Obama offend next?" And the 40% of the readers thought it would be the elderly. As she approaches her 83rd birthday, I would think she qualifies.

1 comment:

  1. disgraceful obama, pathetic rude and full out disrespectful... no wonder all us English where hoping you wouldn't be president!!