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Early Show Highlights Republican Royal Gaffes
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/01/2009 5:14:38 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

With Pres. Obama about to meet Queen Elizabeth, the Early Show decided to focus on gaffes various past presidents have committed when encountering Her Majesty. Surprise! All the socially maladroit moves mentioned were by Republicans.

Katie Couric sniped from London . . .

KATIE COURIC: She’s met with every president since Harry Truman and many of them by the way have committed a few faux pas along the way. The first President Bush apparently sat before Queen Elizabeth, which was a real no-no. But my favorite story was at a state dinner during the Ford administration. When the Queen started to dance the Marine band started playing “That’s Why The Lady Is A Tramp.” So you really have to watch your p’s and q’s.

Back in New York, Harry Smith piled on with yet another tale of a royal GOP no-no.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: earlyshow; georgebush; geraldford; katietheclown; queenelizabeth

1 posted on 04/01/2009 5:14:39 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

CBS highlights only Republican royal gaffes ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/01/2009 5:15:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Michelle better look better than she did this morning.


3 posted on 04/01/2009 5:15:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So just how many of these gaffs happened recently? What are the chances of then happening again? I'd say pretty good with this lot.
4 posted on 04/01/2009 5:19:32 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

GLGB...great pic of Butchie Katie...damn those Republicans, full speed ahead!


5 posted on 04/01/2009 5:20:57 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frankly, I don’t give a rats behind about the “Royals.” Didn’t we fight a war to rid ourselves of the need to bow to them? Worthless tax consuming inbred jeds if you ask me.


6 posted on 04/01/2009 5:21:34 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who cares? The Queen is so out of touch with reality it doesn’t matter anymore. The country is really controlled by the radical left ministers. Soon to be ruled by a Mullah and Shirea Law.


7 posted on 04/01/2009 5:22:50 AM PDT by Comanche
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did Katie mention that Michelle refused to ride on the Queen’s train because it wouldn’t be safe...and that Barry brought a buddy for basketball?


8 posted on 04/01/2009 5:23:37 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is this thing called the early show?


9 posted on 04/01/2009 5:24:47 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ, My Cornerstone)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just realized that Katie is beginning to look like Andy Rooney.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 5:25:12 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

courik should stick to her career boosting kneepads.

There is certain etiquit that us citizens WHO DO NOT RECOGNIZE ANY MONARCH.

I believe us women do not curtsi to the queen.

the etiquet works bot ways.

we don’t kow tow.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 5:26:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Miss Didi
They did bring a lot of “personal helpers”. I wonder if there is an official “nose wiper” for each. You know how the Obama’s love those mini white powdered donuts!

*cough*

12 posted on 04/01/2009 5:28:58 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Americans only hear the word "free", but never hear "just pay the shipping and handling")
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To: Ann Archy
Michelle better look better than she did this morning.

With Michelle's preference of "high style" solid colors for her ensembles, she looks like a walking "flavor of the day" Popsicle.

13 posted on 04/01/2009 5:29:06 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder if Katie will be upset if the Queen doesn’t bow to The Messiah upon their introduction.


14 posted on 04/01/2009 5:29:54 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: iopscusa

great pic of Butchie Katie
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Gosh....is Katie on ‘roids’? Yikes!


15 posted on 04/01/2009 5:32:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These folks in the media are true Democratic zealots. And not to be trusted.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 5:35:05 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Miss Didi

Where’s he going to play? The Brits aren’t keen on “Tall Ball”.


17 posted on 04/01/2009 5:57:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Perhaps he also brought a court with him? Forgot to add that Steve Doocy mentioned Barry didn't even turn off his Blackberry during the press conference with Brown. During his rambling, you could hear that interference noise every time he received a text.
18 posted on 04/01/2009 6:04:07 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WOW! That picture of Katie really Butt Fugley!


19 posted on 04/01/2009 6:42:11 AM PDT by noname07718 (Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction-Ronald Reagan 1993)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I guess this is pre-emptive -- they're expecting Obama to embarrass us again!

However, I would have thought the most notable gaffe was Jimmy Carter's:

. . .Jimmuh's complete lack of manners let him kiss the Queen Mother of England, Queen Elizabeth, on the lips when he met her. She was embarrassed by this and angered as well.

Very bad form to touch a royal in any way -- unless the royal initiates it!

20 posted on 04/01/2009 7:24:26 AM PDT by maryz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Comrade Katie’s looking a little bloated.

Gained a few Couric’s?


21 posted on 04/01/2009 7:26:14 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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