Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Anonymous said...

Dear King Herod,
Here is a recent news article about the visit of the Obamas with Queen Elizabeth. I REALLY want your opinion of the gifts that were exchanged. Here goes:

Obama Gives iPod To Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Has Met With 11 Of Last 12 Presidents

POSTED: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
UPDATED: 4:13 pm EDT April 1, 2009

LONDON -- It's not everyday the American president's driver is told to move his bulletproof car.

Video: Obamas Meet Queen

But Queen Elizabeth II's handlers made the request Wednesday after President Barack Obama's reinforced Cadillac limousine was found to be blocking the garden entrance driveway at Buckingham Palace.

After it was moved, Jaguars carrying Prince Charles and other members of the Royal family pulled up for the queen's reception for leaders attending Thursday's G-20 summit.

Obama and his wife Michelle were two of the first dignitaries to meet the queen, wearing a salmon colored dress and her trademark pearls.

During their private meeting, President Obama and first lady gave the queen a personalized iPod with video footage of her 2007 visit to Washington and Virginia. She was also given a rare songbook signed by composer Richard Rodgers.

In return the queen, and her husband Prince Philip, gave the Obamas signed portrait of themselves.

Mark Baratelli said...

Signed photos of themselves? That's so self-centered! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I didn't make my disgust obvious:
The Obamas gave the Queen of Bloody England an iPod! (No, you diint!)

I expected royal portrats, signed of course. Noblesse oblige.

Mark Baratelli said...

Oh I thought the ipods were hip and young and fresh, like the Obamas. I liked the idea. And America has to keep their products in the media. The country needs $$$, you know.