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Old 06-14-2019, 12:16 PM
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The outgoing Press secretary Sarah Sanders requested an autograph of the state dinner menu from Prince Charles. He sadly obliged. I find it incredibly crass that she asked. Last I heard, royals are not celebs.

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She is running for governor of Arkansas BTW and chances are she will probably win the race if she gets the Republican because nomination.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:37 PM
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She is not running for governor. Trump said she should, his Words do not make it real
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:33 PM
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There’s long-standing custom in DC of high-ranking officials kindly agreeing to sign the programs of lower-ranking folks, especially if the event in question can count as that person’s first in some way. You can see it in the television coverage of the annual State of the Union address; as the President slowly makes his way out after the speech, new members of Congress gather at the aisle for handshakes and to give their program to the president to sign. I’ve heard that White House staffers often get SOTU programs signed every year. Those programs are treasured as private keepsakes. Coming from that custom, I can see why it would feel natural to Sanders to ask the prince to sign the program of what us likely the grandest state dinner she’s attended (and what she likely already knew would be her final state dinner).

That said, she should have been briefed that the customs are not the same in the UK.
There is a difference between asking your president or Supreme Court justice to sign something for keepsake than do it at a State event with a foreign dignitary.
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