But first, Barack Obama’s gift to this man — who wears robes that have no sleeves, slips across floors and ground in bare feet or, for cold environs like the current conditions at the White House, wears a pair of rubber “flip flops” — Obama’s gift to this humble man was a pair of cufflinks.
Is the reference to the gift one of Rush Limbaugh’s jokes? Could anyone otherwise be so insensitive as to gift a humble man — who wears sleeveless robes and forgoes the wearing of jewelry and other adornments — a pair of cufflinks?
I’m wondering: did Barack Obama ask the Dalia Lama to dance before him? Kiss his hand? Dress up in the Oval Office curtains for entertainment?
We have a graceless presence in our White House.