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So what SHOULD Obama have gotten the Queen?

I've been hearing criticism of President Obama's gift to Queen Elizabeth II of an engraved video iPod, loaded with--among other things--videos of her 2007 visit to Jamestown (for their 400th anniversary).

I have heard--but can't verify--that videos of his inaguration were also on the iPod. I've also heard that the Queen asked for an iPod, that she had an audio one but not a video one.

Also, she was given a rare Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, signed by Richard Rodgers. The Queen is a fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Do you all think this was an appropriate gift? And if not, what should President Obama have given the Queen?


Asked by tinamatt at 9:03 AM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (62)
  • I'm an Obama supporter but I had to LOL @ the popcorn gift!!

    Honestly, I couldn't care less what he got her as a gift.

    Answer by epoh at 9:12 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • i think I don't care what he gave her.. If she wanted an Ipod then sure I guess. Maybe he should have gave her... a bag of pop corn so she can sit back and watch him as president.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • well if thats what she wanted sure... but he could have gotton her a funny looking hat. from what i have heard they love the weired funny big hats..

    Answer by tabbys4 at 9:07 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • I agree,who cares what he gave her ,it's the thought that counts,no matter the situation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Who the frak cares? Seriously.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • I think I heard on the news that she already has an iPod, but really, what do you give a queen? I'm just glad he didn't give her a CD of Queen. I like her gift back to them though, wasn't it autographed pictures of her highness? Ha ha ha. Love it.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:15 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • popcorn


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • I think the iPod she had was an audio one, not a video one.

    Answer by tinamatt at 9:18 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • He could have gotten her anything, something from an upcoming American Artisan, a handmade item for her like a shawl and matching gloves she wears them often made from organic substances like angora or premium cotton or sherpa, something handmade from a Hawaiin artisan that is one of a kind, premium California wines, some handmade organic skin and bath products from our many small businesses in a large gift basket with flowers, she still rides so something equestrian like handmade leather gloves with a special embroidery from him, a beautful hat desingned by an upcoming designer Michelle likes, anything but an ipod. How about an apology for letting the friendship between the two countries go to sh-- so quickly and a promise to pull his head out of his a-- for the next 4 years.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • THANK YOU ANON 9:21...those are CLASSY examples of poignant gift giving between dignitaries!

    Personalized, symbolic, historical and representative of the people and country they represent!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:32 AM on Apr. 2, 2009