So this is a thing that idiot bloggers love to write about, how Barack Obama insulted the Queen by hurling the bust of Winston Churchill right at her vagina, instead of keeping it forever, for ‘bating on. And Mitt Romney, who takes all his cues from Ghost Andrew Breitbart these days, tried to make it a thing too, yesterday, after Day One of his National Lampoon European Vacation. “Blah blah blah,” he said, flop-sweatily, “You live here, you see the sites day in and day out, but for me as I drive past the sculpture of Winston Churchill and see that great sculpture next to Westminster Abbey and Parliament and with him larger than life, enormous heft of that sculpture suggesting the scale of the the grandeur and the greatness of the man, it tugs at the heart strings to remember the kind of example that was led by Winston Churchill.” And he will return that bust to where it belongs! America! Except what? The bust of Winston Churchill is still in the White House, just like always? Because the entire thing is made up, again? How weird.
From the White House Fact Check blog:
Lately, there’s been a rumor swirling around about the current location of the bust of Winston Churchill. Some have claimed that President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy.
Now, normally we wouldn’t address a rumor that’s so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column. He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.”
This is 100% false. The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.
News outlets have debunked this claim time and again. First, back in 2010 the National Journal reported that “the Churchill bust was relocated to a prominent spot in the residence to make room for Abraham Lincoln, a figure from whom the first African-American occupant of the Oval Office might well draw inspiration in difficult times.” And just in case anyone forgot, just last year the AP reported that President Obama “replaced the Oval Office fixture with a bust of one of his American heroes, President Abraham Lincoln, and moved the Churchill bust to the White House residence.”
But he took it out of the Oval Office! And put it in the residence instead! Inpeach, etc., posthaste and at once. Verily, and forsooth.Related