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Don't Touch: Michelle Obama Abandons Protocol With the Queen
Fox News ^ | 4-2-09

Posted on 04/02/2009 1:24:57 PM PDT by Justaham

Protocol seems to be dispensed with when the Obamas come to town.

Michelle Obama and the Queen slipped their arms around each other towards the end of a reception at Buckingham Palace held in honor of the G20 leaders and their wives.

The president and his wife appeared very relaxed in the company of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh from the start.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhouk; flotusmichelle; gooniegoogoo; royals

1 posted on 04/02/2009 1:24:57 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Yet ANOTHER protocol gaffe.

This is the most embarrassing administration ever!


2 posted on 04/02/2009 1:27:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: Justaham
"Michelle Obama and the Queen slipped their arms around each other towards the end of a reception at Buckingham Palace."

Odd.

I thought Barney Frank remained in Washington.

3 posted on 04/02/2009 1:27:55 PM PDT by chs68
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To: Justaham

Gee, Michelle and the queen. Where are the magazine covers ad nauseam? They’ll be rammed down our throats all next week.


4 posted on 04/02/2009 1:28:31 PM PDT by hershey
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To: freedumb2003

Who says it’s a “gaffe”?

Do you doubt for second that MO sees herself as “queen” of America?

I don’t.


5 posted on 04/02/2009 1:29:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: hershey

6 posted on 04/02/2009 1:29:33 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I’m much more upset about obama bowing and scraping before the King of Saudi Arabia than I am about Michelle ‘touching’ the Queen. Who the hell is the Queen that she can’t be touched? We’re a Republic, remember???


7 posted on 04/02/2009 1:30:36 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: freedumb2003

Maybe Michelle was just helping the Queen walk (yeah, that’s the ticket) She was “helping the Queen”.


8 posted on 04/02/2009 1:31:07 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: freedumb2003
Michelle Obama and the Queen slipped their arms around each other...

Didn't see a video of the episode, but saw a couple of stills and it looks pretty mutual.

9 posted on 04/02/2009 1:31:45 PM PDT by ex91B10 (This Space Available! Great Rates!)
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To: Salamander

Yeah — the queen with ugly legs who wears mini skirts on official business.

No one ever thought we could have a 1st lady more tacky than mama tereza. We were wrong.


10 posted on 04/02/2009 1:31:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: Justaham

Did she try to do the “knuckle bump” thing with the queen?

Yo, yo, queenie, what up?


11 posted on 04/02/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT by SandWMan (While you may not be able to legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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To: Justaham

Maybe they’re just bee-boppin’ to “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy” on her new iPod.


12 posted on 04/02/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: freedumb2003

You can take the girl outta the ‘hood but you can’t take the ‘hood outta the girl.


13 posted on 04/02/2009 1:33:32 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: LottieDah

From another news site:


When first lady Michelle Obama hugged Queen Elizabeth yesterday, it was reminiscent of the classic American masterpiece “Tommy Boy” when Chris Farley, embracing his new stepbrother said, “Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers gotta hug!”

Now while it was perfectly acceptable and quite frankly — touching — when this act of love occurred in the movie, it’s not supposed to happen with the queen.

Queens don’t hug!

In fact, it is considered a breach of royal protocol.

Eyewitness

What happened next rocked the world. Or at least Britain. Get a load of how the Daily Mail reported it:

“The Queen started chatting to Michelle Obama. She appeared to look up at her and make a comment about how tall she was,” said an eyewitness. “As she did, she put her arm around Mrs Obama and rested her gloved hand on the small of her back.”

“Almost simultaneously, Mrs Obama put her arm around the Queen’s shoulders rather more firmly. The pair then looked at their feet and appeared to be discussing their shoes.”

“The Queen then dropped her arm and, a few seconds later, Michelle did the same. The entire exchange lasted around eight to ten seconds but was absolutely extraordinary,” gasped the observer.

Historymaking

Overly dramatic? Apparently not. The reporter goes on to say, “No-one - including the ladies-in-waiting standing nearby - could believe their eyes. In 57 years, the Queen has never been seen to make that kind of gesture and it is certainly against all protocol to touch her.”

It makes you wonder if in times past you would have heard an immediate “Off with her head!”

They take this so seriously, apparently, that when Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating dared touch the queen back in 1992, he was besieged with criticism, later earning the nickname “Lizard of Oz.”

Thankfully Michelle didn’t go all Blarney Stone on Her Majesty.


14 posted on 04/02/2009 1:33:34 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: freedumb2003

She knew exactly what she was doing. “How dare someone as lowly as the queen not long for my touch!”


15 posted on 04/02/2009 1:35:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I Hate All Politicians, Republicans Included.)
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To: Justaham

“We are not amused.”


16 posted on 04/02/2009 1:36:33 PM PDT by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Justaham

Looks like a guy in drag.


17 posted on 04/02/2009 1:37:12 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: hershey
"Where are the magazine covers ad nauseam? They’ll be rammed down our throats all next week.

Our local affiliate that carries "Entertainment Tonight" have been running an obscene amount of promos for the nightly broadcast that have been prominently featuring Barry & Michelle. I haven't watched the actually show, but I'd wager it's a regular love-fest.

18 posted on 04/02/2009 1:37:41 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Justaham

According to the Daily Mail it sounds like the queen knew she’d better bow to the wife of the anti-christ.


19 posted on 04/02/2009 1:37:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I Hate All Politicians, Republicans Included.)
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To: Justaham

I don’t have a problem with the First Lady hugging the Queen - if she hit it off with the Queen good for her, that’s part of her job.
Better than giving her a 2 for 1 movie package from walmart that doesn’t work in European dvd players.


20 posted on 04/02/2009 1:38:48 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: Justaham

poor queen- her tiny sovereign arm can’t quite fit around that wide load next to her


21 posted on 04/02/2009 1:50:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: Justaham

Was this the first time the Queen hugged a “person of color” ... jus askin’

Wonder if she’ll save those gloves forever..


22 posted on 04/02/2009 1:52:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: Justaham

23 posted on 04/02/2009 1:53:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Justaham

24 posted on 04/02/2009 1:53:51 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Salamander

Like Rudy used to say on Fat Albert: “You’re like school in the summertime——NO CLASS!


25 posted on 04/02/2009 1:54:49 PM PDT by highnoon (GM-Obama is offering half price muffler belts with the purchase of 'green' blinker fluid!!!)
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To: Lizavetta

That’s a bad ass purple helmet.


26 posted on 04/02/2009 1:57:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham

Well, I’m not an expert on royal protocol, but if the Queen touched Michelle first (in an unprecedented move on the Queen’s part, too), could it really have been that big of a faux pas?


27 posted on 04/02/2009 2:03:40 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: unkus

OMG!


28 posted on 04/02/2009 2:09:55 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: InsensitiveConservative

Now, that helmet is classy!

Thanks to whoever posted it.


29 posted on 04/02/2009 2:12:29 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham

At least she didn’t hold the queen down and force a Bhurka on her.


30 posted on 04/02/2009 2:14:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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To: JoeProBono

The Queen should be more careful, given that Obama is prone to throwing elderly, white women under the bus.


31 posted on 04/02/2009 2:15:40 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Justaham

In the days of old, when knights were bold, a knight apologized to the king. He said “Sir, i have accidently touched your Queen”. The King yelled, “i don’t care! Screw the Queen!”

And 40 men were trampled in the stampede, because in those days, the kings word was law!


32 posted on 04/02/2009 2:18:03 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: SampleMan

33 posted on 04/02/2009 2:19:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Lizavetta

What I want to know is who is shooting a phaser through that lady in the blue dress? Is it the Queen or is it MO?


34 posted on 04/02/2009 2:32:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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