President Barack Obama found the perfect Christmas gifts at an Alexandria, Va. Home Depot store on Tuesday for press secretary Robert Gibbs and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
Speaking to a group about green jobs and retrofitting insulation, which he called "sexy," Obama couldn't help noticing how useful some of the merchandise might be:
"So, seeing how Christmas is just around the corner, and we’re at Home Depot," he told the crowd, "I thought I might knock out some of my holiday shopping.
"I figure my Energy Secretary wants a few million energy-efficient light bulbs." The audience laughed.
"And my press secretary wants something that will prevent leaks," he joked, prompting a collective 'oooh' from the crowd.
Obama should have no trouble finding either gift: According to Home Depot's website, it carries 89 different kinds of leak sealants and 31 types of compact florescent light bulbs. Although at approximately $55 a pop, a few million fancy bulbs might raise eyebrows on Capitol Hill.