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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obama's oddball gifts

President Obama seems to have learned to stay way from shopping at the White House gift shop and gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod.

I guess the queen is pretty hip, technologically speaking. It's reported she owns a Nintendo Wii so that might not have been such a bad gift.

Although, I would venture a guess to say she probably already had one.

It's still better than the last gift exchange when British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave the president an ornamental pen holder carved from the timbers of the HMS Gannet, which was an anti-slave ship from the 1800s.

And what did he receive in return?
About 25 DVDs, which, incidentally weren't compatible with British DVD players.
Wow, that's only slightly better than a book of McDonald's coupons.


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