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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. Jessie- Nashville, TN

    "So, legend has it that shamrock brings good luck? Now, what could I do to get that pot-o-gold?"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  2. Courtney - Atlanta

    President Obama accepting a bowl of shamrock from Mr. Cowen, wishing it were a pot o' gold.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  3. vinnie

    Hereis all the luck you need to help you with that AIG fiasco

    March 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  4. Samantha Weiner, Plainview New York

    Yes, Mr Cowen. It's no O'Bama!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  5. Isabel, Brazil

    Oh, Brian!

    Over the past eight years in America, let us escape the Leprechauns!
    You could help us find him, huh?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  6. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    I wanted to give you something nice but, with this recession on I had to grab something out of the yard instead.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  7. Pamina

    Hmmmm, can money grow on trees?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  8. Mike in Studio City, CA

    "It's called a Stimulus plant, Mr. President. Just add $800 billion and watch it grow!"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  9. Ed - Sidney, OH

    You gave president Bush one each year for 8 years?.....I think I'll pass

    March 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  10. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Here you go Mr. President the greenest plants you can find on earth today. Happy St. Patrick's Day

    March 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  11. Pamina

    Ok, when I said we need to "grow a little green" in this country, this isn't quite what I meant!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  12. Avalon King

    President O’bama: “Thanks. At the rate this economy is going, I’ll be smoking this soon!”

    San Juan
    Trinidad, West Indies

    March 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  13. joel monroy

    Thank you Mr Cowen, but with the hard days and long nights a pint of green beer would have done the job!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  14. Paula, Lovell, WY

    Brian Cowen presents Mr. Obama with the Irish version of a Chia Pet.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  15. Brooke Chase

    "YES! My very own Chia Pet"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  16. Yiu-Lung David Ho, Stony Brook

    President Obama saying to himself "I hope this pot will bring me the luck of the Irish."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  17. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    I'll give it to the girls for a chia pet until the dog arrives!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  18. Rick

    Thank you very much! I'll get this right over to the White House kitchen so they can add the green tomatoes and light vinagrette.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  19. Paula, Lovell, WY

    Brian Cowan presents Mr. Obama with a gift of green – not precisely the type of "green" that the President was hoping for!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  20. Martin - Mansfield, MA

    Thank you Mr. Cowen. Now that it's in the White House, it too will be showing some grey around the temples!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  21. Tracy, Petal, MS

    Mr. President, I hope this brings you more good luck than the horse shoe you received from the former Texas Gov. Bush's ranch.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  22. Tarja, Finland

    I certainly could use some luck these days. Is there any four-leaved ones in this bowl ?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  23. Grant

    Do I serve this with French or Italian dressing?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  24. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    I appreciate it, really I do, but where's the bottle the irish are famous for ?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  25. David Jones, Las Vegas NV

    “Mr. President, this was supposed to be a pot of gold but due to contractual agreements, we had to give to it to AIG.”

    March 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  26. Liz

    I grew this in one of the Obama Chia heads, but I kept the planter for myself.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  27. annie green

    You know Mr Cowen , I would of been happier if this was a 'Pot 'o Gold'

    March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  28. Brandon Franz - Olympia, WA

    What kind of gift is this? I could have picked a whole barrel of shamrocks in The White House lawn.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  29. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    I know I know, I need more greens with my fries!!!!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  30. Paul Kochan

    I just need one 4 leaf clover to get us through this mess.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  31. Vanessa, TX

    Love the bowl o shamrocks Mr. Cowen, it goes nicely with my cabbage leaf tie

    March 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  32. Amy Anderson

    Thanks, but I said I wanted to get BACK at Bush, not get a bush!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  33. Isabel, Brazil

    Oh, Brian!
    Did you observe in my green tie?

    When things are not going well, we appeal to all. Today I thought both in St. Patrick.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  34. Avalon King

    President O’bama: “Thanks for the gift, but I really had my heart set on a collection of Irish DVDs!”

    San Juan
    Trinidad, West Indies

    March 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  35. lawrence li, Bayside, New York

    Obama: "Hey thank you thank you Mr. Cowen...do you know how often to water it? We don't have much water in White House now ... as you may know .... thank you anyway"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  36. MH Gallego

    Thanks! You shouldn't have. No, really. You shouldn't have....

    March 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  37. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Our president thinking "Man I could use a whole LOT of four leaf clover!"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  38. Gordon in Fort Myers, Florida

    Brian, what are you doing after the ceremony? We all thinking about jumping in "The Beast" and hitting the McDonalds drive through for a Shamrock Shake wanna join us?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  39. Vanessa - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Oh, this is nice...but I told you, the only green I want to see on this St. Patrick's Day is the green coming out of the wallets of those AIG nutcases.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  40. Paula, Lovell, WY

    "Hoo, boy, Brian! A little luck o' the Irish is what I need right now!"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  41. Sam Schreiber

    It's actually marijuana...it's the secret to fixing your budget crisis. But you didn't get it from me!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  42. Isabel, Brazil

    Mr. Cowen,

    With so many environmental problems, what the people will speak about these sheets that were torn?

    March 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  43. adrienne ford

    Oops forgive me for regifting the chia pet you gave me

    March 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  44. Noura,doha

    Here's some weed man !

    March 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  45. Helen , British Columbia, Canada

    Hey, thanks for the shamrock – now let's head down to the Irish pub and celebrate with a pint of green beer, I'm buying!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  46. Randy, NJ

    You wouldn’t believe where Michelle had to look to find this green tie.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  47. Peter von Tiesenhausen - Vancouver BC Canada

    I'm thinking you could use some "Luck of the Irish"

    March 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  48. Gordon in Fort Myers, Florida

    Brian, Thanks for the Shamrock. I know you're Irish but I'm still not kissing you.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  49. Andrew H. Stillwater, OK

    Oh, no thank you. I tried it once but couldn't inhale.

    March 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  50. Barbara in Boston

    "Oh, yes, Mr. Ambassador, my mother's family were black Irish."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
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