I guess its time to just start a conspiracy watch to help strip the tinfoil hats off the wingnuts out there when talking about Obama.
Yesterday’s big conspiracy was Obama’s gift to Queen Elizabeth, an IPod. Starting with a cue from Drudge, who had this as his main headline all day, the wingnuts quickly jumped on board claiming how Obama’s gift “failed”. It even lead to Jonah Goldberg trying to create a “funny”:
Diplomatic jaws dropped across the continent yesterday when it was revealed that U.S. President Barack Obama had, once again, fumbled a routine protocal of international statecraft: finding the right gift for a foreign leader or head of state. In a private ceremony with Queen Elizabeth, Her Royal Highness bequeathed to the Obamas one of the earliest known copies of William Shakespeare’s Henry V. She also presented him with the framed orginal sheet music of John Newton’s “Amazing Grace.” To the Obama daughters, the Queen gave a dollhouse-sized replica of Windsor Castle with a functioning train station in the year of the compound. They also received a prize Shetland pony. Mrs. Obama was given a ruby ring commissioned and worn by Queen Victoria.
(Note to Jonah – don’t give up your day job. Ok – give that up and give up comedy.)
So how do we debunk this conspiracy? Well let’s turn to the toobz:
“It was a hit” and “she requested it”. Those are really interesting phrases to describe a fumble. But what did this guy know – he’s only the Queen’s SPOKESPERSON!