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George Bush’s 1,001 Reasons To Love America And Bronze Horse

by | 23rd, December 2008

IT’S not just shoes that friends of George Bush want to shower him with. Here’s the list of things Bush scored this season:Foreign Gifts to White House Staff.

Two books and a jazz CD from the Sultan of Brunei, “Stayed Tuned” by Joe Garner and “1,001 Reasons to Love America,” by Hubert Pedroli and Mary Tiegreen, along with “Jazz for Quiet Moments” by Greg Howard. Value: $70.

When Bush goes, look out for the sequel: 1,002 Reasons To Love America.

A Husqvarna 335Rx brush cutter with “comfort grip handles” from Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Its estimated value was $570.

Keep your merkin in tip-top shape.

Bush also received a $4,500 electric harp with a speakerphone (Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet)

Bush playing a harp…

A three-volume set of “Mount Lebanon” by Col. Charles Henry Churchill, valued at $5,760 (Saad Hariri, member of the National Assembly of Lebanon)

A $5,000 bronze statue of a horse, held in a blue leather box (French President Nicolas Sarkozy)

Catch it!

A dozen Moser crystal champagne flutes valued at $3,060 (Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus)

A $3,000 gold replica of the Temple of Heaven, accented with multicolored Swarovski crystals with five figurines of the 2008 Olympic mascots (Yang Jiechi, China’s minister of foregin affairs)

Like the one Jordan and Pete have got.

Two abstract paintings by the wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, valued at $3,000.

Yeah, valued by whom – her mum?

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