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March 17th, 2009
04:11 PM ET

Beat 360° 3/17/09

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U.S. President Barack Obama is presented with a bowl of shamrock by Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen during the annual shamrock ceremony at the White House March 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. Cowen was in Washington for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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soundoff (302 Responses)
  1. Paul - East Bay, CA

    How did you get through airport customs with plants, soil and dirt from Ireland !!!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  2. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    "Sorry, Barack...we've been too busy trying to protect our 'assets' so all we got you this year was a bowl of hops....you're gonna have to make your own green beer this year!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  3. Kalon (as in Sarah PALIN, with a 'K') Haggith, Toronto

    President Obama, we'd like to present you with this bowl of shamrock as a token of our appreciation for hosting the event – we'd like the bowl back though; when you're done.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  4. John S

    Figured you could use a little green!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  5. Isabel, Brazil

    And the Leprechaun was not?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  6. Ed - Sidney, OH

    All I can say is.........SHAM WOW! Thanks

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  7. Pauline Garcia Sherman

    "Thanks, I am going to need the luck of the Irish to fix this economy."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  8. Isabel, Brazil

    Hmmm, today Michelle will do like old times a salad for dinner

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  9. Mike in Ithaca, NY

    No Mr. President, I do not have any balsamic vinaigrette.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  10. Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    Let this shamrock be an inspiration, Mr. President, to grow the economy.

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  11. Lilibeth

    Thank you, Prime Minister Cowen, for the shamrocks! It’s like a Chia planter, only Irish!

    Lilibeth
    Edmonds, Washington

    March 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  12. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Do I eat it or smoke it? I never had shamrock before

    March 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  13. Kalon (as in Sarah PALIN, with a 'K') Haggith, Toronto

    "No... really... thank you but my daughters will persevere in the hunt for a hypoallergenic dog... no Chia Pet necessary."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  14. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Cowen wishes Obama a Happy AIG Day ...it is a lot like St. Paddy's Day ...'Always In Green'!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  15. Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    You call this 'shamrock'? I thought it was a long lost Chia Pet from the Reagan Administration.

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    March 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  16. Mike in Ithaca, NY

    Here is an official Wolf Blitzer chia-pet. If you forget to water it, it will become an Ali Velshi chia-pet.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  17. Jason in Burlington, MA

    President Obama used an entire pot of four-leaf clovers to wish AIG's bailout money back.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  18. Kalon (as in Sarah PALIN, with a 'K') Haggith, Toronto

    You know the economy has taken a turn for the worse when Obama is presented with a Chia Pet as a White House housewarming gift.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  19. Bill from PlanoTX.

    Here ya' go, Mr. President, I saved you a trip to the salad bar.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  20. Jason in Burlington, MA

    Oh, come on. Enough with the going green stuff!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  21. Paul - East Bay, CA

    I'll be placing these in Geithners office he sure needs the luck of the Irish on his side !!!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  22. Isabel, Brazil

    Hmmm ... Greenback is everything that American people need!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  23. gail

    It's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow AIG divvied that up as bonuses along with the other 170 billion in bailout money.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  24. Wyatt Knight - Rochester, NY

    "They're Always After me Lucky Charms!"
    Obama: "Hey Lucky, you've really let yourself go."

    -Wyatt Knight

    March 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  25. Ed - Sidney, OH

    For president Barack O' bama, everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  26. Michael, Dresher, PA

    Bailout green for everyone!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  27. Jason in Burlington, MA

    "Thanks buddy, Biden's going to love this new wig."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  28. Paul - East Bay, CA

    Well Mr. Cowen things must be very bad in Ireland I was expecting a gift of Waterford Cystal or even some Belleck china, but these luck like weeds !!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  29. Michael, Dresher, PA

    WOW, just wait until I tell the kids about this!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  30. Ryan W, Los Angeles

    Sorry, but I only put plants in the oval office that have flowers.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  31. Jim Hutchins, Ogden, UT

    Demonstrating a creditable Irish tenor, President Barack Obama sings "How Are Things In Glocca Morra" to Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  32. Isabel, Brazil

    Mr. Cowen,
    In America, green is a slang term for money, among other things.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  33. Marcia Corner - Indiana

    Cool! I'll have Michelle make a salad for me out of this!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  34. Thierry Stalon - Gatineau, Québec, Canada

    "Mr. President, we should propose this as a bonus to AIG executives instead of the millions of dollars".

    March 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  35. Alicea, Kelso, WA

    Mr. President, please reconsider Chia Pet's plea for a peice of the bailout money.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  36. Ed - Sidney, OH

    All I can say is............"SHAME WOW!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  37. Trevor - Sault Ste. Marie, MI

    Still not enough!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  38. Paul - East Bay, CA

    Obama: "I'm not sure what to say I don't think America has ever been given a gift of weeds before...... Oh sorry Mr.Cowen You said they are shamrocks !!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  39. Isabel, Brazil

    Hmmm, If I find a four-leaf clover is a sign of luck in the next four years!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  40. Jason in Burlington, MA

    Due to the rising price of gold, leprechauns have been forced to leave potted plants at the end of rainbows ...

    March 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  41. Lori - Pennsylvania

    How did you know green is my favorite color?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  42. LaTisha Sandy Springs, Ga

    No, really, I don't want it!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  43. Jim Hutchins, Ogden, UT

    This wasn't the kind of pot I expected to find at the end of the rainbow.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  44. Paul - East Bay, CA

    Obama: " Mr. Cowen did you know i'm Irish my great great great grandaddy comes from Moneygal Ireland"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  45. Ed - Sidney, OH

    I can was this down with my "Green Beer"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  46. Ed - Sidney, OH

    In honor of St. Patricks Day I wish to give you a Cha, Cha, Cha, Chea plant, and welcome you to munchkin land.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  47. TIM

    i told you i have a plan to create green jobs and put americans back to work. I call it the ch-ch-chia road to recovery.

    tim,slc,utah

    March 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  48. Dana from Boston

    "Well, Mr. President, you hired me to deal with the 'green'. Here it is."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  49. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Cha, Cha, Cha, Chea use to be a small business. Now look how big we have GROWN!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  50. Jim Hutchins, Ogden, UT

    Wow, dude, you let that Chia Pet get totally out of control.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
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