Skip to comments.Obama's Been To London To Visit The Queen
Posted on 04/01/2009 7:07:38 PM PDT by theothercheek
President Barack Obama met Queen Elizabeth II and presented her with an iPod that was pre-loaded with a video of the first ladys 30-minute arm-toning routine, complete with the peppy Broadway show tunes that keep MO motivated to go for the burn. Perhaps her expectations lowered by the gift of state presented to PM Gordon Brown, the Queen didnt exactly go all out either: She gave the Obamas the same signed portrait of herself and Prince Philip that everyone else gets.
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Barak Obama went to London riding on a pony, he stuck an IPod in his cap and called it “Purple Kool-Aid”
Yes and he made a right muck of it.
Why not just give her a whoopee cushion as well.
That’s what he’s planning to give Kim Jong Il when they finally meet.
A big ol heart-shaped box of chocolates
If i gave my Grandma an Ipod it would either be returned to the store pronto or thrown into the junk draw never to be seen again.
With his collegiate mentality, he prbably figures he and Kim Jong Il, will smoke a few bowls together, go out for some good Korean food, and talk about how best to handle their subjects...ruler to ruler bonding.
If he really wanted to give her something rare or unique, he could have given her a copy of his real birth certificate.
I read somewhere that Prince Andrew had given the Queen Mum and iPod a couple of years back. But that doesn’t mean she used it.
zero looked like he had just bagged a trophy—the queen.
are the gifts from obama to queen and vice versa listed here for real?
If so, one can bet that the signed photo she gave him was a direct response to the treatment of gordon brown, unless there is precedent for her doing this with US presidents previously.
The Queen always gives guests a photo of herself in a silver frame. W & Laura last presented Her Majesty with a sculpture by an American artist and before that letters from the National Archives from FDR to her father.
The kenyan is a "been to, fridge full jaguar"
While Apple is an American company (although they had to struggle to get the name from the Beatles) the ipod itself is made in China.
What a dud gift — meechelle arm routine........that is so disgusting
obama giving an ipod is still such an insult in terms of official state visit gifts.
A new take on the old nursery rhyme:
Wussy Prez, Wussy Prez, where have you been?
“I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.”
Wussy Prez, Wusy Prez, what did you there?
“I gave her an I-pod and quite a good scare!”
How are the Drive-Bys spinning this one I wonder.
The gift to him is for real. The gift to her is mostly real (clicking on the links will help you figure out what the April Fool’s prank is).
I didn’t know he was going to visit Elton John...
Arm-toning video? Hey, there, Queen, here’s how to tone your 80+ year-old arms. Why not a video of the cute daughters saying something nice to the Queen instead? Better yet, why not just give a nice family photo? It would’ve been both a bit of history and a personal memento.
Who else would it be appropriate to give an iPod to? Queen Elizabeth? What are you, a peasant?
Somebody in the Bush Administration did their homework. One cannot know what will be appreciated but those gifts sound appropriate.
The first time I heard of this ipod gift, I thought the radio person reporting it was pulling an April Fools Prank. Nope, it’s all true. The Usurper is a first class putz. A little kid could come up with a more appropriate gift for Queen Elizabeth. What must she think of him? She’s been around, she knows good character from bad. How utterly embarrassing for our country to have this moron parading around as president.
Forgot to check for humor in keywords.
As an only child, I despise April Fools’ Day.
Don’t forget, he also uploaded his own speeches on the Ipod.
And no, I’m not joking.
No wonder Prince Philip has that look on his face ...
No sh*t? Really? Got a link that backs that up - it’s still April 1st in my time zone ...
No you’re not joking - just found the link:
“No sh*t? Really? Got a link that backs that up - its still April 1st in my time zone ...”
President and First Lady Obama gave Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II a video iPod with inscription, songs uploaded and accessories, plus a rare musical songbook signed by Richard Rodgers.
Uploaded onto the iPod:
Photos from the Queen’s 2007 White House State Visit
Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit
Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit
Video from the Queen’s 1957 Jamestown Visit
Video from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown Visit
Video from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond Visit
Photos from President Obama’s Inauguration
Audio of then-state senator Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and
Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address
Yep. Pretty surreal isn’t it? I mean it’s like that movie “How to lose a guy in 10 dates” or whatever and Obama is going out of his way to be a jerk to the UK.
It would be interesting to know if he violated any of the onerous copyright laws by giving the ipod with content on it.
You make a good point. What news outlet owned the videos he pirated to put on there?
The queen should have given him back the bust of Winston Churchill...
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