Barack Obama made history. That is undisputed and worthy of celebration.
But what is this fiasco about the order in which world leaders get to visit him?
On 5th Feb, the BBC reports that Tony Blair met President Obama. Other media mongers extended this as a oneupmanship against Gordon Brown.
Today , the Japanese prime minister has been reported as the first world leader to visit President Obama.
Did the newspapers read the same when the three kings made it to the manger to see baby Jesus – don’t be silly, there weren’t any newspapers back then!
But seriously is Obama the new Jesus with world leaders paying homage to the saviour , or is it more mafia like – with capos from the various smaller families coming in to show respect to the capo di capo tutti! The beers can’t really be that much colder in the White House.