Monday, July 27, 2015

And they say mean things about King George III

National Review's The Corner, David Pryce-Jones --

In office, Obama rid the White House of a bust of Winston Churchill, who in his day epitomized everything Britain stood for. He also directed that British prime minister Gordon Brown enter the White House through the kitchen.

At least regarding the Churchill bust, Pryce-Jones doesn't repeat the claim that it was loaned to the White House after 9/11, but in any event, the basic grievance relates to the White House returning an object that had been vanity-borrowed by a previous occupant. But as for Gordon Brown entering the White House through the kitchen, that's simply false. It's a mangled version of a story involving Obama and Brown having a side meeting at the UN General Assembly.

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