Friday, August 3, 2007

Annals of Stupid Symbolic Gifts

Seriously, how much more obvious can you get?

Gordon Brown spent two days at the American presidential retreat of Camp David emphasising the importance of soft power. Judging by the gift he received from George Bush, however, the message has not quite got through.

Inside a large box wrapped in lurid gold paper with the presidential seal on top lay Mr Bush's idea of the perfect memento - a leather bomber jacket with Gordon Brown's name written on a black badge.

(emphasis added)

Why not just give the Prime Minister a fully armed and fueled squadron of B-2 bombers and a map of Iran?

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