Prime Minister David Cameron has been snubbed on his first visit in that capacity to the USA. Some woman answered the back door of the White House. She looked Cameron up and down then up again and said, "Whom the fuck are you dude?"
Cameron anticipated a cooling of relations following the Megrahi release and the BP 'Spulf' but he was shocked by the response of the White House and especially his luke warm welcome.
Another guy was with the PM when he was snubbed but he is a nobody and certainly not worthy of note in such an important article as this.
A White House cleaner was reported as saying Mr Cameron was given a 'Visitor' sticker for his lapel and was brought to the Oval Office foyer via the cellar and kitchens where he was almost scalded by a falling tray of fried chicken. President Obama met Mr Cameron in the foyer and proceeded to show him the (back) door without even talking to him. A White House source told me that he hasn't seen such a cold welcome for a visiting dignitary since Gordon Brown's visit in March 2009 when Obama was 'too tired' to meet Mr. Brown.
Obama famously rang Brown at home in the UK later to apologise but a transcript of the call which was secretly recorded suggested that the US President no longer sees the relationship between the US and UK as special. "Here in the States we refer to 'special' things as retarded Gordy!, we have the special olympics, special kids, you know - special." states Obama in the transcript, "So yes you could say we do still have a special relationship.", he continued.
Mr Cameron was said to be making light of the events, rubbishing any suggestion of a rift. "Look here. If there was a problem between us do you this that he would have let me keep this sticker?" said the PM holding out his 'Special Visitor'-sticker emblazoned lapel.