President Barack Obama leans down to pick-up a gift box he dropped, given to
him by Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, right, while being greeted upon his arrival at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. From left, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Quinn. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON--President Obama was met at O'Hare Airport on Wednesday, his 49th birthday, by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). Quinn brought Obama a birthday gift--and the box dropped to the tarmac. What was the gift?
A spokesman for Quinn's office told me Quinn gave Obama a set of State of Illinois cuff links.