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Is Obama the United States April Fools Joke to the United Kingdom?

On Wednesday at a joint conference with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mr. Obama made a pass at acknowledging the special relationship. Unfortunately, he inadvertently broke a cardinal protocol by at one stage using England to denote U.K.
“We owe so much to England; that when you come here there’s that sense of familiarity, as well as difference, that makes it just a special place,” he said, leaving Wales, Northern Ireland and Mr. Brown’s home country of Scotland out in the cold.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/04/01/obama-wades-into-murky-waters-of-diplomatic-protocol/
Barack Obama met the Queen at Buckingham Palace today and gave her a gift of an iPod loaded with video footage and photographs of her 2007 visit to the United States. In return, the Queen gave the President a silver framed photograph of herself - apparently a standard present for visiting dignitaries.
The Queen already has an iPod from her grandson.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Lol good article..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • An image:

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • This has to be another April Fools joke. He didn't really give the Queen an ipod did he?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • LOL.. Can I start calling him DOHbama?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:50 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • DOHbama.....omgosh! FUNNY!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • DOHbama... LOVE IT!
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 5:01 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • It's a nice personal gift, I would have liked it.
    The Rogers book is nice touch, too.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:03 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Wouldn't she already HAVE pics of her visit???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Sure, but she might not have the videos on her ipod. Ha, I wonder if she even uses the ipod she already has, probably not.

    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 5:14 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

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