Gifter-in-Chief? Michelle Obama gives Carla Bruni a Guitar

Apr 5, 2009 8:07am

From Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies

Much has been said about the Obama’s gift giving recently. The Queens Ipod, the DVDs given to Gordon Brown after his visit to the White House.

But Michelle Obama may have struck the right cord with her gift to her newest friend, Carla Bruni -Sarkozy.

After meeting the wife of French President Sarkozy, Mrs. Obama gave Carla Bruni an acoustic Gibson guitar.

Bruni – a former model – is also a singer/songwriter. On each of her three CD’s, the last of which was released just this past June, she plays the guitar on many of the tracks.

The First lady presented Bruni with the gift on Saturday when the ladies visited the Cathedral de Norte Dame de Strasbourg with the rest of the NATO Summit spouses.

The two first met on Friday when Mr. and Mrs. Obama visited French Palace Rohan. The first lady’s office said that the two women really hit it off and enjoyed a private lunch together that lasted for over an hour together.

-Sunlen Miller and Yunji de Nies

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