It was bad when President Obama presented British Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a basket of American DVDs. It was even worse when he honored Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with audio of his own speeches.
But I think Obama's parting gift for outgoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs might just be the worst present he's presented yet. During Gibbs' final press briefing Friday, Obama presented him with a tie. Not a new tie or even a valuable old vintage tie. It was a tie that Obama borrowed years ago and never returned. To soften the harsh blow of such an impersonal gift, the president also included... pictures of himself.
Seriously? Who is the WH gift czar? Fire them immediately.