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The Obamas Meet The Browns

Michelle and Sarah Brown

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, popped in at the White House Tuesday. Pundits say our fair Brownie wanted a joint, stand-up, photo-op press conference. You know? Like the good-feelie kind Georgie used to give ol’ Tony Blair. He just needed a little of that more than 60 percent approval rating, hopey changey magic pixie dust, you know?

But Brown had to settle for sitting in some throne chairs like some chump. Like he was some random Middle Eastern oil sheik or something. Will the indignities ever end?

But who cares? Sarah and Michelle got to meet, which gave me yet another excuse to put up a picture of Michelle this Tuesday.

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Obama shared pleasantries and gifts.

The Prime Minister’s wife talked for more than an hour with Mrs Obama, the First Lady, in the East Wing of the White House.

She personally gave the gifts to the President’s daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7.

Mrs Brown, a fan of affordable high street fashion, recently wore a £7 beret to an official engagement with her husband.

The Prime Minister’s wife also gave the girls children’s books by British authors.

In return, Mrs Obama presented Mrs Brown with a model of the Presidential helicopter Marine One to give to her two boys Fraser and John.

(Source: UK Telegraph)

For pictures of the president and the prime minister, click here.

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9 thoughts on “The Obamas Meet The Browns

  1. Vcat says:

    Meets the Browns?! For half a second I thought, "Madea Goes To The White House? Noooooo!" But it’s just the British–whew!

  2. Sierra says:

    Lol, now that would be a show! What’s up with giving the boys a joint present? "My Mum went to the White House and all I got was this lousy helicopter. To share."

  3. Posh Tater says:

    I saw news headlines yesterday saying that Gordon had expected a press conference. I suspect this is journalist opinion speaking rather than Gordon himself, seeing as he’s fairly low key and not particularly keen on public appearances for the sake of it. It’s one of the things I like about Gordon and Sarah Brown – they don’t play the limelight game, they just get on with the job.

  4. I was thinking along Vcat’s line above when I first saw this post. The Jesus of Bammas, Tyler Perry, finally having an audience in the Residence…I had a heart attack.Yeah, begone Tony Blair. Brown’s a nice departure.

  5. I know your piece wasn’t about this. But, um, I thought Gordon Brown’s address to Congress today would have given Obama a run for his money in the speech delivery department. I was MORE than enthralled watching Brown speak.

  6. Denise says:

    Okay, I really love the Obamas as a family and Michelle in particular but I have to agree. Why just one helicopter? I don’t know much about building models so if someone understands please let me know.

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