Obama shows his tin-eared smallness once again:
PRESIDENT SAYS "NO THANKS"
TO BRITAIN'S OFFER TO EXTEND
LOAN OF CHURCHILL SCULPTURE
FOR THE OVAL OFFICE
A very valuable bust of Britain's heroic WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill (by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1946), loaned to President Bush as a gesture of solidarity after 9/11, has been coolly returned to sender by Bush's successor. The loan was originally stipulated to be for the duration of the 43rd president's term, but the British government politely extended the offer of the continued good-will loan to BHO. But nay, said he -- not wanted on voyage.
The bust was forthwith hustled off to the residence of the British Ambassador in Washington D.C.
You could do worse, Mr. O., than to have a daily reminder at your elbow of what the man who braced up his small nation to face down the Nazis looks like -- a man who, in the flesh, had some bronze of his own where it counts, and who is worth looking at in bronze for a dose of inspiration.
Wonder what we will see in the void where the said bust used to be, when we finally get a look at the "new look" White House which is each president's decorating privilege.
What indeed will take its place? One of these?
Maybe one of Neville Chamberlain? Funniest comment on this post:
He was pissed when he found out it wasn't Ward Churchill.
Or maybe this?
"Timothy Leary's dead -- o-o-o-o-h no-o-o-o, he's outside, looking in."