President Bush's Electric Harp

Federal records show President Bush accumulated quite a few presents from foreign dignitaries while in office. Unfortunately, according to law, he could only keep those valued at less than $335. What's missing from his Texas ranch? A Mont Blanc pen valued at $495, a riding coat, and a fishing rod worth over $800, all courtesy of former Australia Prime Minister John Howard. French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave Bush a $5,000 bronze statue of a horse encased in a leather box, while Vladimir Putin was less charitable, giving him two versions of English sonnets and a copper and brass samovar used to boil water for tea. Silvio Berlusconi gifted him with 12 silk neckties and Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet provided him with an electric harp worth $4,500.