Earlier today, elephant journal reported that Obama was keeping a prayer shawl from the Dalai Lama in his pocked during the inauguration.
I then got this email from a friend of mine:
From: “Richard C. Blum”
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:40:46 -0800
To: Lodi Gyari
Subject: The Inauguration
I hear that during the ceremony you were on the phone to Kathmandu; presumably to Norbu. You will be delighted to know that I had a kata at my house that His Holiness had given me. I offered it to President
Obama before the ceremony. I said that I could get it delivered to him
later. He said, no, that he was going to take it and have it with him;
in fact, it was in his pocket when he was sworn-in. Please let His Holiness know.
I’ll talk to you soon.
Best personal regards,
“Dick” is Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum. I guess he should know. Of course, I can’t vouch for the email’s authenticity. Then again who, other than our egos, cares?