Obama gives lousy gift, pisses off British Prime Minister

by editor on March 6, 2009

<b>President Obama made Prime Minister Brown an offer he could easily refuse.</b>

President Obama made Prime Minister Brown an offer he could easily refuse.

British Prime Minister Brown wanted to make a good first impression in his first meeting with President Obama. So he gave him an ornamental penholder hand-carved from the timbers of a Victorian anti-slave ship once called the HMS President.

President Obama reciprocated by giving Brown a handful of DVDs. Seriously. President Obama gave the prime minister of our closest ally, a nation that reveres the “special relationship” between our two countries, a bunch of DVDs.

In Obama’s defense, they were all classic American films. And they came in a special boxed set. And Michelle was probably up half the night making sure the ribbon looked real pretty. Unfortunately, it turns out Brown isn’t much of a film fan.

Britain’s Daily Mail reports that Brown could have gone to the Blockbuster store down the road from 10 Downing Street and picked up the same DVDs for about $352 (plus tax).

As they say in Hollywood, “Take two.”

And as we say at IHateTheMedia.com, “Aw, crap.”

Link: Daily Mail

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selected, not elected… by the power of the secret organizations of the wealthy.

danybhoy
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Obama is an educated fool, & he’s not alone. There has been an explosion of people coming out of elite eastern schools, I.E, Ivy League & Georgetown, who go into gov’t work straight out of college. The problem is almost all of them have no actual private sector experiance & know how to run nothing. Obama & Biden know nothing but elected offices, & they know how to run nothing. We are seeing that right now.

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The man is an idiot.

wafwot
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wafwot

Calling Obama an idiot is giving a bad name to idiots.

B. Rad
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B. Rad

Who the hell voted for this guy?! You deserve to be slapped…

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ccp

Billions of $$$$ to Hamas….bunch of dvds to America’s loyal friends.

Eric M.
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Eric M.

BO has been claimed to be the smartest man on the planet from all the BS that the media have been flinging like monkeys throwing poop!

HumbleGuru
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Not to mention they DVDs are probably NTSC and wont run in a PAL player. Smooth move, Barry.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

They were region 1 discs, so they could not be played in PAL players.