King Abdullah of Jordan is here visiting, and in between serving as a foil to Joey B's upcoming "60 Minutes" profile, he met with Big Guy. Of course, the best part for Big Guy is giving the visiting dignitaries presents that he has given great thought to.
The King gave us an artisan's set of four daggars, along with an axe and a long knife. Big Guy gave the King a litho of the U.S. Sloop-of-War Saratoga, which is probably most famous for its work off the coast of Africa and in the Pacific back in the 1800s. The King seemed kind of disappointed, as he gazed at his weaponry gift valued at more than $30,000, and then his litho, valued at $4.75 in the Smithsonian gift shop. So, I reached over and pulled Big Guy's autographed copy of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln biography off his shelf and gave it to the King.
Abdullah seemed appeased. "I can't tell you how woderful this is;I love Carl Sandburg," he said. "And it's autographed!"
"Well, I'll make it even better for you," Joey B said, and he took the book out of his majesty's hands and signed his own name under Sandburg's. The King didn't seem appeased any more.
This is why I worry about letting Biden anywhere near the Middle East peace process.