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. Dodie Ryan - Irvine California

    Even though you and I do not look anything alike, it's amazing how our Irish ancestors got around!

    March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  2. Janine from PA.

    Erin go Braugh!

    March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  3. Steve O Hendersonville NC

    Be sure none of your friends have a camera, and don't forget to inhale!

    March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  4. Dawit, Portland, OR

    "Give this to Secretary of Agriculture! not to me."

    March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  5. karin dicker

    Here is a replica of my hair in "Irish Green" for you mr. President

    March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  6. Gabe in San Antonio

    Tell the piano player I wanted a spanish ballad!...not a spinach salad!

    March 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
  7. Lavinia, California

    I know I am .0001% Irish I guess this gift reflects it

    March 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  8. Beverly Gallagher, Costa Rica

    Like your campaign, I think we should continue with a mix of strategy and superstition.

    March 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  9. Charles -- Maryland

    Obama: "This Chia Bowl is nice, but I'm still holding out for a Snuggie"

    March 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  10. Cindy/Seattle

    Mr President, I give to you our offering for the replacement of the sod at the National Mall. It spreads quickly and should fill in within 2-3 weeks.

    March 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  11. Shasta Howard

    Due to new luggage restrictions this plant is all I could carry on the plane for you

    March 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  12. Tony - Atlanta, GA

    Thank Mr Cowen did you know my name is actually spelled O'Bama?

    March 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  13. Nicolas, France

    Thanks for the invitation for dinner. I brought salad !

    March 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  14. Janine from PA.

    Let's get a good picture here, this will obviously end up on beat 360.

    March 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  15. Christopher

    "Thanks Mr. Cowen but I'm more of a arugula, myself," said Obama

    Christopher, Albuquerque, NM

    March 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  16. Leaf, Toronto ON Canada

    "That's fantastic, Brian. Thank you very much. I could use a four leaf clover as well, if you've got one."

    March 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  17. Janine from PA.

    Going green is now the in thing, go figure!

    March 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  18. Janine from PA.

    This is all the green we can muster for a stimulus package.

    March 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  19. Jeremy - Temple City,CA

    Mr. President, I used your stimulus money to buy you this chia pet. I hope you like it...

    March 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  20. Dennis Mitchell, Honolulu, HI

    I said I want green jobs.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  21. brian - chicago

    A bowl of clovers???? I am dealing with a collapsing world economy, two wars, Wall Street greed, and you think this will change my luck?? Where are the four-leafed ones . . .

    March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  22. Connie Burtcheard

    Just like the green that went to AIG – there's no plan – just throw this away at whatever you feel like. But I'd like to have the bowl back for next years presentation.

    Phoenix, AZ

    March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  23. mike

    C'mon B- of course its good- I got it from Phelp's guy.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  24. Janene Prenzno from Mesa, AZ

    It aint easy being green, but we're sure trying!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  25. Burt, Bradenton, FL

    Mr. President: I don't think all the luck in this bowl alone is going to solve the economic issues we're all dealing with!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  26. Phil, Philadelphia, PA

    President Barry H. O'Bama, may the stockmarket rise up to meet you.
    May Pelosi always have your back.
    May the economy shine warm upon your face,
    and the deficit fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God help you clean up this economic mess and all these corporate shenanigans. Care for a pint Barry?

    March 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  27. Art Lazar

    Obama- "I'll be happy to bail out the Irish Shamrock industry. Are you sure 170 billion is enough? Also, don't forget to include the $365 million for employee bonuses."
    Art Lazar
    Phoenix AZ

    March 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  28. Diane - Southern California

    Man, this is way better than that ornamental pen holder.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  29. David L.

    After the recent embarassment from giving English Prime Minister Gordon Brown a stack of DVDs, President Obama is now considering giving dignitaries Chia pets in a crystal bowl.

    David L., San Francisco, CA

    March 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  30. Burt, Bradenton, FL

    President Obama: "My mother saved thehair from my first St. Patrick's day haircut 40 years ago and I want you to have it Mr. Cowen."

    March 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  31. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    " Thank you for the clovers. Michelle and I will wear these and who knows?, we might get lucky!"

    March 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  32. Cynthia

    "Ohh Brian! Thanks but, I pass on grass!"

    March 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  33. Glenn

    Actually, I'm allergic to shamrocks, but perhaps I'll have a rash of good luck!

    Austin, TX

    March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  34. Mohammed Tak

    Mr. President please return the bowl...times are tough and we did not get any stimulus relief.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  35. kevin - rochester

    As President, I'm insisting that people like you eat a salad like this everyday in order to receive the new government health benefit.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  36. Kimberly - St. Louis

    Thank you for the token of good luck. But we won’t be needing these…the Dow’s up again today!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  37. Mark

    Thanks for the gia pet.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  38. Dennis Mitchell, Honolulu, HI

    Please pass to Hiliary for Bill. He does not inhail.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  39. Lisa, Richmond, VA

    There once was a man named Obama
    who won an election, yeah, Oh Mama!
    with characteristic coolness and braveness
    he got down to business
    Yes Obama is certainly no Lama.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  40. Vanessa, TX

    Mr. Cowen, if these are from Ireland, how did you get them past Customs?

    March 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  41. Kimberly - St. Louis

    Here you go Mr. President one for every new gray hair you’ll gain.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  42. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    May the luck of the Irish be with you.....If not, It was nice to meet you any way !!!!!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  43. Tom H, Annapolis MD

    Mr. President, on behalf of AIG, please accept a small token of our appreciation. It is truly a bonus to have such a green President in the white house!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  44. Dennis Mitchell, Honolulu, HI

    Obama tells the Taoiseach he is from Hawaii and prefers musibi to greens.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  45. Vanessa, TX

    Mr. Cowen, you're not fooling anyone...I saw you picking these earlier on the lawn.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  46. Timothy Gibson

    Green, the new golden parachute is presented for this years Oscar to the leading actor in an action drama, Barrack Obama: World in Crisis.

    March 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  47. Kathleen, Indian Shores, FL

    Go green! Turn the White House into a greenhouse!

    March 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  48. Ed - Sidney, OH

    You say there "Magically Delicious!" I've heard that before

    March 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  49. Dennis Mitchell, Honolulu, HI

    America's most famous Irishman O'bama tells the Taoiseach , "Some luck of the Irish has rubbed off on your lapel."

    March 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  50. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    Just stare at this 20 minutes a day to releive all the stress AIG is causing you, we're cutting back so we cannot afford therapy!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
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