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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Gift Gaffes

As is tradition during a first diplomatic meeting, UK's PM Gordon Brown gave to Obama three symbolic gifts from the HMS Resolute. Obama in return gave to Gordon Brown 25 DVDs - what a guy. The highly embarrassing and (to the UK) insulting trip was excused by the Obama team; they say that he didn't try to be insulting, he's just in over his head. That's a relief.

The next gaffe involving Hillary Clinton was a "reset button" given to the Russians as a gag gift. Unfortunately, the only gag was on the U.S.