Not a joke: Barack gave the Queen an IPOD loaded with two of his speeches: 2004 to the Dem convention, 2009 Inauguration speech.
Everything below is from Rachel Lucas:
I actually read a comment at the Daily Mail this morning that said something along the lines of, “This is silly, I bet if you researched you’d find out that George Bush gave even stupider gifts.” Thanks to my darling commenter Mrs. Hill,here’s that research about those stupider gifts:
President and Mrs. Bush gave Her Majesty a bronze statuette “High Desert Princess” with a personal inscription on the bottom of the base. It is a replica of the original life size statue that is located in front of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas.
President and Mrs. Bush gave The Prince Philip an exclusive sterling silver eagle box by Tiffany & Co. with personal inscription on the inside lid.
President and Mrs. Bush gave Their Majesties a leather presentation box filled with a collection of documents from the National Archives. One of the items was a copy of an original letter from President Roosevelt to her father, King George, written in 1938. There were also photos from previous royal visits and a DVD of the footage from the Queen’s visit to the United States when she was Princess Elizabeth in 1951.
God, what a couple of thoughtless, cheap assholes. They’re stupid. Everyone from Texas is, you know.