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Monday, March 09, 2009

 
A Small Mind

Obama's gift to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown isn't quite as bad as giving one's wife a blender on Valentine's Day. But it demonstrates weak imagination and diplomacy. When a head of state begins relations with another, gifts that serve as part of that initiative should be deeply meaningful. First contact is a big deal; the gifts should be big deals. Once the relations are well established they can swap lesser gifts.

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