Snubwatch: Duck or you'll get pool spray all over you!

Joint Obama-Gordon Brown press conference cancelled; instead, the two leaders will get a “pool spray,” described as “a few shouted questions from pool reporters during a photo opportunity.” (Fun fact: last week a senior aide to Stephen Harper told me the notion that White House reporters sometimes shout questions during photo ops is “bullshit.”) The rest of the linked article is a highly amusing attempt to gauge, with precision instruments, the extent to which Brown is held in esteem, or otherwise, in the new White House. Woe: Obama returned Bush’s bust of Churchill!