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Obamian Rhapsody

Following Barack Obama’s thoughtful gift to the British prime minister of the Wal-Mart Maxi-Pak of 25 Movies You’ve Seen At Least 25 Times (discussed below), Scott Ott reports that the president is already thinking ahead to his trip to London:

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president has also put a lot of thought into what gift to present to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.

White House insiders report Mr. Obama has narrowed it down to a CD box set, Queen: The Crown Jewels, or a queen-sized mattress.

Powerline rounds up more reaction to the president’s unerring instinct for multilateral outreach, including this from Ken Gage:

Going back to the topic of is he just that stupid or is he doing it on purpose, consider the fact that Gordon Brown is blind in one eye and has some visual deterioration in the other (how much is unclear). A calculated insult could not have been more on-target.

Good thing Mr. Brown isn’t as touchy about identity-politics insensitivities as Jeremiah Wright and the gang. 

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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