The Gafftes We Keep On Giving

Do these people have a clue?

Obama's gift to Gordon Brown: a boxed set of DVDs, including ET. Lame on its face, especially when compared with what Brown brought for him. But then, Brown is all but blind.

And Madame Sec. of State faired no better with her gift to the Russian foreign minister.She handed a palm-sized box wrapped with a bow. Lavrov opened it and pulled out the gift: a red button on a black base with a Russian word peregruzka printed on top.“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked.“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said.Instead of "reset," Lavrov said the word on the box meant “overcharge.”

Update: Oh lawd. Now the White House is making excuses for the Brown mess-up.
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
Then perhaps the Prez should have the self-discipline to get to bed, even if the comics mock him for it? Whining is not presidential.