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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. Ivan Li, New York

    President Obama: "Thank you thank you Brian, how often do I need to water it? You know I don't have much water now in White House ..."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  2. Margaret Ayers

    Thanks... I'll put your modest proposal before Congress!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  3. Paul - East Bay, CA

    We give out so many green cards to the people of Ireland , and in return you give us a bowl of grass !!!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  4. Robin Maria Pedrero

    Thanks for joining us for the potluck! We love green here at the White House.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  5. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Couldn't you have brought me some Guinness to drown my sorrows in instead of a plant?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  6. Jennifer Ferrie

    Hey Mr. Cowen do you think maybe the luck of the irish will get me through this recession?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  7. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Thanks for the shamrock, but I think a few billion dollars would have been an appropriate gift.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  8. Kevin - Tampa, FL

    Thank you, Prime Minister. Part of my Change Presidency is to create an historical “International Heads of State Chia Pet Collection.” This one’s a great way to start the ball rolling!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  9. Christine Trumansburg, NY

    A little green Goddess dressing & I'm good to go!!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  10. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    I'm looking over a 4-closure clover.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  11. Vanessa, TX

    Pres. Obama: Can I get 60 billion to go please?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  12. Bruce, Kansas City

    "I rish I could get this country back on track ! "

    March 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  13. Marc Fusco, Los Angeles, CA

    A little balsamic vinaigrette and a few croutons, Mr. Leprechaun, and we just might be "staying late" at the office tonight.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  14. Angie, Puryear TN

    I'm sorry, Mr. Cowen, I have never inhaled!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  15. Marc Fusco, Los Angeles, CA

    Dude, I've been jonesin' for some shamrock brownies ever since the wife made me quit smoking at the White House.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  16. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Thanks for the bowl full of green.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  17. Paul - East Bay, CA

    I bet it'll be easier to find a four leaf clover in here, than it is to stop AIG's currupt spending.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  18. Olivia- Sudbury, MA

    President Obama: "Do you really think I am going to need all this luck?"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  19. Bobby Brown

    Mr. Cowen, thanks for the Chia Pet. Can I have another one to give to my Irish friend, Shaquille O'neil , the next time we shoot hoops?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  20. Bart from Chicago

    Mr. Cowen, when I said I needed some green, I meant cash.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  21. Jennifer G.

    There once was a man named Obama
    who once lost his way to the pub o'rama
    he looked left, he looked right
    he looked up and he looked over
    but all that he found was a bowl of clover.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  22. John Evans

    Mr President can you please add this to your Health Care stimulis program?

    San Diego, CA.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  23. Rebecca, Louisville, KY

    "We were going to include a case of Guiness–the real stuff–but we uh, drank it. Sorry, enjoy the plant!"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  24. Paul Alberta

    "Happy St. Patty's day! Here's your Irish-Afro wig" .

    March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  25. Ryan Van Der Vorste

    "Wow, how thoughtful Mr. Cowen. In return I'd like to present you with the Shrek DVD trilogy in celebration of St. Patrick's Day!."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  26. Jon Lafferty

    Mr. President this is a special t;ype of eco-shamrock grass in Ireland. You can play 18 holes on it, then go home and eat it.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  27. Angela from CT

    You think there's a 4 leaf clover in here? I know it's the shamrock ceremony but I need all the luck I can get.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  28. Isabel, Brazil

    Mr. Cowen,

    And the Leprechaun did not come today?
    They are knowledgeable of the location of several hidden treasures ...

    Because of this economic crisis I needed to talk to him!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  29. Chris Henderson

    "Couldn't let these go to waste sir...freshly picked from Bernie Madoff's herb garden."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  30. Taylor

    Thanks, but I was hoping for a pot of gold.

    Taylor Campbell – Winston-Salem, NC

    March 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  31. Isabel, Brazil

    Mr. Cowen,

    Confirm for me one thing?
    For we obtain the pot of gold guarded by Leprechaun we must capture him and not lose sight of him never.
    That is right?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  32. Jennifer L Filipink

    Here's your hosewarming present, I tred to get you something unique.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  33. Gladys R Rosenfeld

    Looks like a WHEATGRASS PLANT : One of the things you should eat when you have CANCER!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  34. Dennis Rader, Ft Lauderdale Fl.

    And Gordon Brown thought I was cheap.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  35. Vanessa, TX

    Pres Obama ask Mr Cowen, can I get about 60 billion of these?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  36. Bill Wood, Fort Worth

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

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  37. Lawrence Li, New York

    President Obama: "Thank you Mr. Cowen, oh... if I don't cut my hair for three months, my hair should look like this... that's not too bad ...hahaha..."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  38. Emily, Chicago, IL

    Taoiseach Brian Cowen went on to say, "Seeing as to how the world is watching it's wallet, I got you a little something Mr. President, duty-free."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  39. Daniel

    "I think Ill be needing much more luck than this could give me."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  40. Trevor McPherson (Oakville,ON)

    Thanks Brian. I don't have much of a green thumb but I'm hoping I can grow an economy..."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  41. Vanessa- Toronto, Canada

    If only President Obama had been Irish, we would have a much greener economy recovery plan!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  42. Arnold

    Arnold from San Carlos, CA

    "So Mr President, where is my set of DVDs?"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  43. Jeff Klein

    No thanks. I'm president now. I gave this stuff up a long time ago.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  44. Jamie Pilote

    With all of these cut backs, we're having to put you on cut backs too... here's your salad.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  45. Ishaka

    C'mon I know I campaigned for more green jobs to grow our economy but I think this is way out of line. Plus I already have an Obama Chia pet growing like crazy.

    Ishaka
    Atlanta, GA.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  46. Marianne, Chicago, IL

    Mr. Cowen forgot to bring a traditional Irish gift from his homeland, fortunately though he was able to dig these shamrocks out of his garden.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  47. joanne ontario canada

    Thanks for the weed, ah! I mean Shamrock Mr. Cowen...:)

    March 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  48. Jean Paul M

    Thanks Mr. Cowen. You're right... with all these shamrocks, I'm gonna need all the luck in the world to get out of this recession.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  49. Denise HanseGardner, Sebring, FL

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

    March 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  50. Christina Glendale, AZ

    Do u know this St. Patrick? If he has paid his taxes I could really use him as a member of my cabinet

    March 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
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