….with an iPod?

An Obama aide reported the queen was given an iPod
loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as
well as songs and accessories. She also received a rare songbook signed
by the composer Richard Rodgers.

The gift issue had come up after Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited
the White House last month. Mr. Brown gave Mr. Obama a pen holder
carved from the timber of an anti-slave ship, receiving in return a DVD
box set of American movies, igniting a torrent of criticism in the
British press.

Mr. Brown’s gift was a great and thoughtful rendering of history for
the new US president. Mr. Obama’s gift didn’t work on British video

Oversight has been a big issue in the US lately…

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....