[King Abdullah of Jordan] seemed kind of disappointed, as he gazed at [his gift], valued at $4.75 in the Smithsonian gift shop. So, I reached over and pulled Big Guy's autographed copy of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln biography off his shelf and gave it to the King.
Abdullah seemed appeased. "I can't tell you how woderful this is; I love Carl Sandburg," he said. "And it's autographed!"
"Well, I'll make it even better for you," Joey [Biden] said, and he took the book out of his majesty's hands and signed his own name under Sandburg's. The King didn't seem appeased any more.
This is why I worry about letting Biden anywhere near the Middle East peace process.