I love seeing British and American politicians fall over each other to enforce this whole concept of a "special relationship" between the two countries. The present Prime Minister David Cameron and the current US President Barack Obama are no exception. Brokeback Mountain it ain't, but both men go out of their way to demonstrate a close personal friendship.
While the wives dine together, the men are being seen to do manly things like attend a basketball game, shown on TV across the United States. Why, the President even invited David to join him on Air Force One, that big penile symbol of a great superpower. No doubt Mr Cameron was suitably impressed.
It is said that the Obama's want to repay Mr Cameron and his wife for their royal treatment when they visited the UK last year. In this year of US elections it is no bad thing for President Obama to be seen in an easy relationship with a conservative Prime Minister. Likewise, Mr Cameron's strutting his stuff in the USA, raises his profile as an international statesman. You can bet Sarkozy of France will be beside himself with rage that it wasn't him on board Air Force One!
Do visits like this help the political prospects of politicians? Will Mr Obama's presidential hopes be helped by pictures of him snogging, sorry I mean, in deep conversation with Dave? Certainly, it must help the relationship between countries if those at the top get on, but I am not sure that mainstream voters are swayed either way.
Once again, the First Lady and the Prime Minister's wife are pictured together, the media making efforts to set them against each other in the fashion stakes. It is an image that must frustrate both.