Friday, March 06, 2009

PM Brown Faces Late Fees on Obama DVD’s

WASHINGTON -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces a late fee for not returning a set of 25 DVD’s to the White House.

“I thought they were a gift from President Obama,” Brown told a group of reporters.

The Prime Minister apparently thought he could keep the movies. On Brown’s first trip to Washington since the president took office he gave the Obamas several historical gifts. The U.S. Commander-in-Chief seemed to reciprocate by presenting Mr. Brown with a set of 25 classic American movies.

However, Friday afternoon he discovered they were loaners. Brown received a call from Vice President Joe Biden warning him to return the DVD’s.

“He said if I don’t return them today he will charge me a late fee for keeping them past the 24-hour rental period. I told him I really meant to watch the movies that Americans hold so close to their hearts. Now I’m disappointed because I’ve heard so much about Dude, Where’s My Car.”

Biden defended the call. “Everybody needs to pay their fair share. It’s the British Prime Minister’s patriotic duty to pay these late fees.”

President Obama supports the policy decision. “Remember, this is a new era of responsibility.”

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