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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. Denise Layman, Uniontown OH!

    Thanks, Michelle keeps telling me I need more fiber in my diet.. this ought to fit the bill!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  2. Paul - East Bay, CA

    Obama: "A bit seems to have caught on your jacket !!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  3. Steve, Bend OR

    Thank you very much Brian, but I gave this stuff up after Harvard.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  4. Denise HanseGardner

    Obama: Please do not kiss me, I am not Irish!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  5. Anne from Toronto (Canada, not Ohio)

    Obama to Cowen: "Do I need to water this with Guinness?"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  6. Jordan Olivas, AZ

    Let's hope theres a pot of gold at the end of your stimulus plan

    March 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  7. Jacqueline, NY

    Mr. President, here is a bowl of "Lucky Charms" for you. Good luck with the economy.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  8. GeeJunie

    Your Irish eyes are really shining...Is this clover or medical marijuana??

    March 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  9. Levon - Redondo Beach, CA

    "This is good. I've been feeling kind of 'ire-ish' about things lately."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  10. J. Davidson

    What do you mean you won't try it on?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  11. Isabel, Brazil

    Thank you, Mr. Cowen!

    Timothy Geithner is needing a lot of green ...

    March 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  12. Jordan Olivas, AZ

    It's not the kind of green we need but it'll do

    March 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  13. Sergio Flores, Stockholm Sweden

    This is green enough to keep AIG at bay....NOT !

    March 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  14. Rick, Chicago, IL

    You know Brian, back in Hawaii you'd get a gift like this and then you are on the phone with Michael Phelps.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  15. Garth Grant

    Can you say "All me want is my pot of gold !!" again ?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  16. Vickie in San Clemente, CA

    "Face it, your luck can't get any worse."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  17. J. Cannon - Sherman Oaks, CA

    Maybe the BOWL is Baccarat?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  18. Mike Burns - El Cajon CA

    No really, you forgot the ranch dressing.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  19. Anne from Toronto (Canada, not Ohio)

    Cowen to Obama: "Leprechauns were supposed to be part of this gift, but they were detained at the airport by Homeland Security..."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  20. Dixie La Pierre

    We both know this is leftovers from my refrigerator, but I will pretend it is something cool.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  21. J. Cannon - Sherman Oaks, CA

    I have to remember to tell chef we have the greens for dinner tonight.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  22. Dan- South GA

    Shamrock Obama

    March 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  23. Kristien,Antwerp, Belgium

    Oh yes, George Bush already told me that I was gonna get a "bowl of green stuff" today!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  24. Cheryl Lang

    What do you mean your not Irish!!?? You name is O'Bama, right?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  25. Walker in Fort Worth, Texas

    "And to think, before the economy dropped out, I was going to bring you a pot o' gold!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  26. Roxanne - Ventura, CA

    Gee, you shouldn't have – and I didn't get you anything for St. Paddy's Day. You can have my green tie if you would like.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  27. Jeremy

    Mr. Cowen, thank you for proving to me that leprechauns ARE, in fact, real!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  28. Nikki

    "....because you know, you could use a lot more luck!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  29. Alex Bay Minette, Alabama

    Thanks I will send this to AIG along with more bailout money.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  30. D. Klein

    I heard you could smoke this but I don't suggest it.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  31. Tina Autry

    "Mr. Cowen, I know it's hypo-allegenic, but I don't think the Chia Dog is what Sasha and Malia had in mind for a pet!"

    Tina Autry
    Waxahachie, TX

    March 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  32. Anne from Toronto (Canada, not Ohio)

    Obama to Cowen: "Salad sprouts? Awww... you shouldn't have."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  33. Matt, West Chester PA

    "This is worse than that stack of dvd's I gave Brown."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  34. Roxanne - Ventura, CA

    Pretty weeds, at least it came with a nice crystal bowl.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  35. Roxanne - Ventura, CA

    Oh, weeds, thank you....why is this guy giving me a bunch of weeds???

    March 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  36. Jacqueline, NY

    Thank you, Mr. Cowen! Do you think "Miracle Grow" will help grow the economy as well?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  37. Dan- South GA

    President- "This looks like a great place to hide ear marks"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  38. Isabel, Brazil

    Mr. President,

    That bowl of shamrock brings prosperity to nation!

    Obama Thinks: AIG executives may not know this green...

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  39. Deborah in Grain Valley, MO

    So, just add Lucky Charms cereal and I've got Irish party mix?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  40. Debra Greenville, Oh

    We can use a little of the Luck of the Irish, but do you think anyone will buy that I'm Irish?

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  41. Andy, San Ramon, CA

    "You can smoke it, but don't inhale."

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  42. Bill Wood, Fort Worth

    Mr. O ' Bama, From your homeland where the grass is greener!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  43. Stephen M. in East York, ON

    Thanks Cowen, but I gave that $20 to grab me a case of Guinness...

    March 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  44. Paul - East Bay, CA

    Obama: "Tell me the story again about the year You gave this to Mr.Bush and he ate it because he thought it was cabbage !!"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  45. Kim, Bolingbrook, IL

    "This herb garden will look great planted next to the girls swingset "!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  46. Dan- South GA

    "Mr. President, here are your supplies for this week's Wednesday night party at the White House"

    March 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  47. Ken Bernstein, Irvington, NY

    Mr. Cowen, it looks like we're both handing out a lot of green these days.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  48. Mike Burns - El Cajon CA

    Mr President, this is what everybody will be dining on if we don't get this economy turned around

    March 17, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  49. Isabel, Brazil

    President thinks:

    St. Patrick chose the shamrock as a symbol of the Trinity.

    In America there are 3 that desperate: Barack, Timothy and Ben.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  50. Kimberly, Kendall Park, NJ

    Here Mr. President. I thought you could use a little luck.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
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