Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Obamas Have Shamed Our Country Once Again!

When Prime Minister Brown of Great Britain came to the United States at the beginning of this month, he was the first European leader allowed to visit during the new presidential administration, but things did not go well.

The long list of faux pas made by Obama et al began when the traditional joint press conference after their talks was either cancelled or not made at all. Four questions were answered by each Obama and Mr. Brown, then Obama didn’t even ask Mr. Brown and his wife to lunch afterwards. While the meeting that Obama attended subsequently with the Boy Scouts of America was important, I believe that rescheduling would have been more appropriate.

For the gift exchange, Mr. Brown was very careful in selecting thoughtful gifts that were appropriate for the first black president of the United States. First, he gave Obama a pen holder made from the timbers of the 19th century British warship, also known as a slave ship, the HMS President. Slave ships were responsible for patrolling the ocean in search of other ships that may be transporting slaves, so that they could put a stop to it. Furthermore, the HMS President is the sister ship to the HMS Resolute, the ship from which the desk in the oval office was made. In addition, Prime Minister Brown gave him the framed Commission of the HMS Resolute. He also presented Obama with a First-Edition, Seven-Volume Biography of Sir Winston Churchill.

In return, Obama gave Mr. Brown back the bust of Sir Winston Churchill that Great Britain loaned to the American people shortly after the tragedy of 09/11/2001, as a sign of their shared faith. Imagine how that must have made Mr. Brown feel. In addition, Obama’s gift to Mr. Brown, who is legally blind, was a 25-DVD set of American classics, coded: Region One, which means they are incompatible with British DVD players and of no use to him anyway.

Finally, Mr. Brown’s lovely wife, Sarah, bought each of the Obama girls a set of Top Shop dresses with matching necklaces, plus a collection of books by British authors. Naturally, Michelle forgot to get anything for Mr. Brown’s two boys, so someone had to rush to the White House gift shop and buy two helicopters, replicas of Marine One.

All in all, the visit was a disaster, and something I think we should probably get used to.

If any of you would like to apologize for the rude behavior of the Obamas, please feel free to write to the following address:

The British Embassy
Massachusetts Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20028

Until next time...stay safe, stay well, and may God bless you all.

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