Well first I want to take today to say I'm sorry to Great Britain. The actions of our president were really, really uncalled for.
For those that don't know this story (and most don't because only the British seem to care), Prime Minister Brown, much hated by his own people, took the time to fly happily to the United States to speak with like minded U.S. President Barak Obama about how best to take advantage of the current world financial crisis.
So excited was the British PM that he took his historic duty of presenting a gift VERY seriously. After long deliberation he picked a beautiful pen holder for President Obama's desk. This wasn't just any pen holder though. It was hand crafted from the wood of a sunken anti-slave ship. The sister ship, as it turns out, of the anti-slave ship who's beams were used to construct Obama's desk.
As gifts go, that is really pretty cool.
President Obama, not wanting to be outdone, thought long and hard about the perfect gift for a British Prime Minister... there were so many options.. bust of Winston Churchill? No, he just returned one of those... hmmm...
So the "Ready From Day One" president settled on: 25 DVDs, milk duds, popcorn and some coca cola.
I wish I were kidding.
Between this gaffe, and Obama's overture to Russia to help with the Iranian nuclear crisis --which amounted to a note passed in home room that said "Will you be my date to Iranian Talks? Check one [yes] [no]"-- it is getting hard to shake the image of Obama as a prepubescent boy.
Maybe we can solve the Iran crisis with a mix tape.