Heads of state visit the world’s most exciting city, and what do they get? Okra and a trip to a chicken farm.
In an effort to transcend cultural barriers, the White House presented visiting dignitaries with a gift in honor of the 65th annivesary of the United Nations General Assembly.
First Lady Michelle Obama offered an assortment of gifts from the White House Kitchen Garden. In other words, our international guests are being sent home with vegetables.
But you know it’s special because
Each basket is affixed with a nickel tag engraved with the words, “Made Exclusively for Michelle Obama.”
As for entertaining foreign dignitaries from third-world countries, what would make them feel most at home than a tour of a chicken farm?
Who went to the farm?
Spouses were from The African Union Commission, Albania, Andorra, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, Ivorian Coast, Cyprus, Dominican Republic and Commonwealth, Estonia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Palau, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Turkey, Uganda, United Nations, and Vanuatu.
I’m sure the ladies were more than acquainted with free-range organic chickens crossing the road prior to their arrival at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
WWCBD? What would Carla Bruni do? Skip the tour.