Keating: Gordon Brown's Lame White House Visit

by Benjamin Domenech on 8:40 am March 5, 2009

Commentators on both sides of the Atlantic have noticed that Gordon Brown’s visit to the White House yesterday was not exactly the high-profile boost that the struggling prime minister was hoping for. In a break with protocol, Obama decided to skip the traditional side-by-side photo-op in front of the two nation’s flags, didn’t invite Brown to Camp David as both Clinton and Bush had done for Tony Blair, and kept their Oval Office press conference brief, to the point, and not all that cordial.

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