Monday, May 07, 2007

Your "commander guy" with Queen Elizabeth, l991

President Bush stumbled through a brief photo-op with Queen Elizabeth II today at the White House. He nearly told the audience the Queen was "here in l776 to help celebrate our bicentennial," before correcting himself. Her Majesty did not look particularly amused.

As it turns out, the President has a history with the Queen. The Guardian provided this bit from the last royal visit, in l991. Then first-son GW Bush found himself seated next to Her Majesty at dinner. He leaned in rather chummily and declared, "I am the black sheep of my family." Then he asked Her Majesty, "Who's yours?"

The Queen quite properly declined to answer, which only leaves us marveling at the Commander Guy's utter tone-deafness. He hasn't changed a bit since ascending the happy heights of the Presidency. The operative words seem to be, "stop him before he talks again!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The protocol cops on this morning's news were discussing the event. Apparently also on the last visit, George W. wore cowboy boots to that black tie dinner. A wonderful insult in and of itself. So it's quite amusing that last night's dinner was white tie. And no cowboy boots.

Barbara Bush was on last night's guest list, but #40 wasn't, which led to lots of fun speculation.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly local Fox news. Barbara Bush the mom wasn't the one on the list, it's Barbara Bush the twin, and her boy toy who came.

That's what I get for watching Fox news, even the local version. They can't get much right, can they.

12:18 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

it's so easy to lose track of these people. and we expend so much mental energy on them...NOT!

8:47 PM  

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