Ah, another day, another story of a gaffe by our President. P-BO was meeting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. A friendly meeting, one of equals, where two great men who might stand together against the threat of Islamic terrorism, of financial meltdown, and rabid kittens consuming our young.
Mr. Brown brought an ornamental pen holder, made from the timbers of HMS Gannet, a ship that fought Islamic Slavers in the mid 1800's. It will likely sit in the Oval Office atop a desk made from the timbers of the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute. Quite a gift, considering P-BO's ancestors came from Kenya, where a good number of slaves were sold to the Arabs.
P-BO, in turn, got Mr. Brown a box of 25 great American movies.
What. The. Fuck?!?!
I mean, I like Star Wars, despite the obvious issues of sound in space and such like. And the fact that everyone says "May the Force be with you," but it turns out that only if you're born with enough of the special "Force-granting bacteria" will that phrase do anything for you. But as a gift to a world leader . . . um, no. Not even I would think that was a good idea. And I suck at giving gifts. Just ask my wife.