Since the MSM here in the US thought that talking about Michelle Obama's arms were more important than talking about the Brown visit. You have to look at the UK press for the information.
Simply put Obama was too tired to care.
They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.Hey guess what President Sunshine, you wanted the job! If you can't handle it then GTFO. Giving Brown a $39.99 stack of DVD from Wal-Mart isn't how you handle the US's best and most revered ally for the last century. British and American soldiers bleed on the same beaches, trying to rescue Europe from Socialist Dictators like Hitler and Mousolini. British and American diplomats and Military worked together to fight the Cold War. British Intelligence is vital to keeping not only Europe safe, but also America safe from global terrorism.
But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship
Obama and his staff (Clinton holdovers who know what to do and how to handle foreign dignitaries) have had the worst transition in the last 100 years.
You have a Tresury that has no staff, in times of "Catastrophe." If the economy is so bad, why doesn't the Obama Administration have 100s of staffers working around the clock to help in this financial crisis? Are they all at the gym?
But yesterday, Sir Gus O'Donnell, Britain's most senior civil servant, exposed transatlantic tension when he protested that Downing Street was finding it "unbelievably difficult" to plan for next month's G20 summit in London because of problems tracking down senior figures in the US administration. "There is nobody there. You cannot believe how difficult it is," the Cabinet Secretary told a civil service conference in Gateshead.To quote Dowd, "Let’s face it: The only bracing symbol of American strength right now is the image of Michelle Obama’s sculpted biceps." Seems like she is onto something. The Obama administration doesn't know what to do, maybe they need Michelle to whip them into shape. I guess we know who wears the pants in that family now.