The news media has been all atwitter today over the story that President Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod. An iPod! OMG! What an embarrassment! He should be impeached!

But, as usual, when you dig beyond the silly headline, and discover the actual story, it’s not quite so silly. Sorry to disappoint, fellas.

During their private meeting, President Obama and first lady gave the queen a personalized iPod with video footage of her 2007 visit to Washington and Virginia. She was also given a rare songbook signed by composer Richard Rodgers.

In return the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, gave the Obamas a signed portrait of themselves.

I guess that’s not as much fun as being able to swoon and gasp in faux outrage.


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