Skip to comments.Obama gives bust of U.S. president to Klaus, receives book
Posted on 04/05/2009 1:38:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
Prague - U.S. President Barack Obama, who attended the EU-U.S. summit in Prague today, gave a bust of a former U.S. president to his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus, and he received a book on Prague Castle, the presidential seat, from Klaus.
The Presidential Office did not specify which president the bust depicted.
The Czech and U.S. first ladies also brought presents to one another.
Livia Klausova gave traditional Czech glass to Michelle Obama, and she got "a beautiful little American vase" that she will display in the Lany chateau, the presidential summer residence, Klausova said.
Moreover, the Obamas received presents from Czech PM Mirek Topolanek who chaired the summit this afternoon.
A Czech-made Prim watch will now remind Obama of his public address in Prague, and Michelle Obama can decorate her outfits with a brooch with Czech garnets from Prague.
Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in Prague from the NATO summit in Strasbourg on Saturday evening, a couple hours later than expected. This is why they did not take a stroll in Prague streets and probably did not dine in a selected restaurant in the historical centre.
The highlight of Obama's stay was his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons.
While Obama became the main star at the EU-U.S. summit, his wife visited historical sights at Prague Castle and in the Jewish Town today.
My money is on Stalin
Lemme guess: Jimmuh Carter.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas in Europe! Santa has arrived!
Was it a beautiful little Jimmy Carter Chia head?
They are so secretive.
I imagine it was a bust of Obama.
Odd that the Czech President’s office wouldn’t report the name. Is it possible that they don’t know who it is?
Whose bust did they grab on the way out? President Reagan's?
"a beautiful little American vase"
LMAO!!!! They put the word "Little" in there. Wonder if it came from the Dollar Store?
Are we sure it was a former president? It would be just like Zero to give away a bust of himself.
It was probably an Obama Chia plant. They are very rare now, so I'm sure that was appreciated.
The highlight of Obama’s stay was his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons.
The single reason he was set up to be president. This is his goal. He will not achieve it. There will be a revolution before he is allowed to make us become that vulnerable.
No iPods loaded with MP3’s stolen over the internet?
It was probably an Obama Chia plant.
That’s just what I was thinking.
“his speech outside Prague Castle this morning, in which he called for the world without nuclear weapons”
So nobody every killed anyone in war before nuclear weapons?
(Meaning, that the weapons are a THING; maybe it’s the type of people who use them that have to be controlled?)
Exactly. The idiOt thinks he can just place all our nuclear arsenal under lock and key. This is where reality sets in when our military simply says “wake up from your liberal utopia”. Gates must have lots of patience explaining to the so-called community organizer how the real world actually works.
“It would be just like Zero to give away a bust of himself.”
LBJ actually once gave Pope Paul VI a small bust of himself as a gift (but that was LBJ...)
Mmm....maybe it is a bust of President Pelosi.
nah, the Goodwill store!
They say it’s a bust, so it has to be Carter.
The bust of which president? Easy. It’ll be the one that’s missing from the White House!
The article stated former president........wait a minute.....that would work out nicely...wouldn't it?
Thats just what I was thinking.
So that's why that store pulled them from their shelves. They wanted to preserve the exclusivity of the gift. I wonder why they didn't mention which president it was? Perhaps no one on Team Obama knows?
(I apparently over-read the “former” part. Or maybe wishful thinking...)
Surprised Il Douche didn’t give him a CD...
I assume that President Klaus ran right over to the U.S. embassy and returned the bust today. That is now protocol for the giving (and returning ) of busts as established by....the One.
My money is on the Bust of the Only BUST WE have had for a Fraud of a President, a paper mache Bust of His Royal Hihny Himself, TOTUS ZERO HUSSEIN!
If he had kept the bust of Churchill, he could have just regifted that to Klaus!
Former President FDR who helped carve up Eastern Europe at Yalta, too unspeakably evil to comment.
Does the WH trash realize that gifts over $100 can’t be kept? The bust of a former prez? Who? Lincoln or Roosevelt?
My first reaction was, did he even know WHO the bust was of...?
My next thought was, I bet it was an Obama Chia head....
Sad we’ve descended to such worthless public discourse, huh?
I agree, the Czechs might not want to publicize that they got an FDR bust.
Do you truly believe that obama would part with a teleprompter?
Either the press isn’t telling because they know how stupid it is and don’t want him to look any less like a douche, or that is the reason the administration is keeping quiet.
LOL! They got it before the new testing law was passed.
I was rather thinking it might have been the Chia head of 0 that’s for sale such he’s such an egomaniac.
I think you are right. Why would they go out of their way to not mention the name of the President?
I think it WAS Obama and the administration knows how ridiculous this will make him look. It takes 500 people to keep Obozo from looking stupid and they still can’t manage.
Gates isn’t do any such thing. Gates is taking orders from the Obozo and slashing key technical weapons. Just announced this morning.
Billions to go for volunteer community work and billions slashed from the military budget and important techinical weapons. Including a naval air carrier.
Knowing the morons running the State Dept., they probably gave him a bust of Benjamin Franklin. Spray painted plastic, no doubt.
Obie should have saved the Churchill bust. He could have re-gifted it.
Yipes....I forgot about that!!
I am a big fan of Goodwill and Salvation Army stores!
( But not for gifts for dignitaries.ha.)
Another thought is ol Barry giving away a US president bust to make room for one of Alinsky, Stalin, or Rev. Wright. He already gave the Churchill one away
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