Monday, February 16, 2009

Barack Obama sends Bust of Winston Churchill on its way back to Britain

From the Telegraph a London newspaper:

The bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.

The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.

But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."

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This really "tears it" for me! Maybe the British have a bust of Neville Chamberlain they can loan us!

"Peace in our time" Ya, right! We American conservatives are now in our own "Wilderness Years." The call will come..... let's hope it not be too late.