But the president seemed to have made a gaffe during the occasion - signing Westminster Abbey's distinguished visitors' book with the wrong year.
Mr Obama dated his entry in the book May 24 2008, rather than the current year.
Apparently Mr Obama was heard to ask the dean what the day's date was - but managed to get the year wrong.
A Westminster Abbey spokeswoman confirmed it was the president who had written the wrong date.
Yes, that was about Barack. Which is why people aren't joking about it. The media decides who is the buffoon and who isn't. Ava and C.I. have pointed out -- and are about to revisit -- that one of Sarah Palin's most ridiculed lines was actually said by Barack two months before -- to the same outlet -- and not a peep.
It's just like Barack claiming he had visited 57 of the states in the US -- apologizing because his people hadn't let him visit Hawaii or Alaska yet. There are only 50 states in the US and, yes, that's counting Alaska and Hawaii. There's always an excuse when Barack, unable to be carried by his teleprompter, makes yet another mistake.
And the story is one I found via the latest post by Hillary Is 44, FYI.
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