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McDonnell's Gift of Glove for Obama

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Say you're going to greet the president of the free world after he touches down at your local airport.  You obviously want to meet him with a firm handshake and perhaps give him a token of your appreciation that represents your home state.

    When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was given that opportunity Friday as President Barack Obama arrived for a tour of a Rolls-Royce plant in Prince George, Va., his gift of choice was ... drum roll please ... a golf glove printed with the slogan, "Virginia is for Lovers."

    What does the gift represent? We're not sure of the exact meaning, but we could make a few guesses -- including a possible jab at Obama's penchant for hitting the links on a regular basis.

    Possible political jabs aside, it seems like the gift was well received.

    "He was very impressed that we knew he wore a left-handed glove," McDonnell told White House pool correspondent Michael Scherer. "I told him we had done our opposition research."