Check out Obama's parting gifts to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (excerpt from from Ace of Spades, photo from Weasel Zippers):
A long time ago Obama "borrowed" a tie of Gibbs. He liked it, so he wound up keeping it. Today he gave him the tie back, finally [after some seven years], with a couple of pictures of Gibbs with Obama in a glass picture-case.According to the Washington Post:
President Barack Obama made a rare appearance in the White House briefing room Friday [February 11] to mark his longtime aide Robert Gibbs' last day at the White House.Yeah, Obama's parting gifts to Gibbs really reflected Obama's respect for his "great friend," huh? Of course, Obama does have quite a history of gift-giving. He gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod. Heh.
Obama lauded Gibbs as an "extraordinary" press secretary and a great friend.
Now, perhaps the gifts to Gibbs were supposed to reflect Obama's much-touted wonderful sense of humor. I don't see it, however. Neither do most commenters at Weasel Zippers. Quite a comment thread THERE! Example:
February 12, 2011 at 1:23 am
I bet the teleprompter gave him a better parting gift.