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Posted on 05/24/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen
May 24, 2011 5:32 PM
The president and the orchestra at Buckingham Palace this evening were a bit out of synch.
When the president toasted the Queen the orchestra misunderstood a pause and what seemed to be a cue from the president for God Save the Queen to begin playing.
Ladies and gentlemen please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast, the president said, putting down his note cards and grabbing his glass. To her majesty the Queen.
The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared to play.
But the president wasnt done speaking.
The vitality the president said before the orchestra began.
Then the familiar tune you might know it better as My Country Tis of Thee started up.
The president kept going: -- of the special relationship between our peoples and for the words of Shakespeare to this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, the president said as the awkward moment played out.
The Queen looked ahead as the UK anthem played.
To the Queen, the president finally said.
He lifted his glass to her, she smiled a bit uncomfortably.
But because the song was playing, no one drank from his or her glass, including the president, who put his glass down on the table.
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Barak Obama’s signature = LOOK AT ME!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!
What a jerk he is.
I had to thnk for bit for those words
I sang that in school at assembly every Monday morning for many years
and stood for “the Queen” before a movie would start at the movie theatre
at Brownies and Girl Guides and etc
Good thing I remembered all the words
I might have been persona non grata with Barry and Mo...
It was awkward. But I think he did right to finish his thought and get it out.
When he toasted the queen, he was talking about one of his friends from Boystown.
It’s pretty comical all the way around. I’m not very much into playing the Royals game. I guess I’ve been brainwashed by my American ancestors who fled the Crown.
must have been that $1000 bottle of wine he had.
Huge capital letters on his first/last name denote his over-sized ego...and illegible text afterward...reveals an "Empty Suit" that even he can't believe in. bleh....
[snip] January 31, 2009 — Britain wants President Obama to put a bronze bust of Sir Winston Churchill back in the Oval Office, where it stood for the past eight years as a symbol of an enduring special relationship with America... [/snip]
White House Amateur Hour continues.
I give you A+
Had it been Bush or Palin ...
Now that, I admit, defies explanation. For Obama, time stopped on November 4, 2008. It won’t start again until he’s out of Office and drawing his comfortable pension. Every minute in between is a bad dream called “responsibility.”
He’s gotta be very stoned to write 2008 instead of 2011 in the guestbook.
Who does that.
Is this 2008 on the moslem calendar? Has anybody checked?
He’s starting to remind me of Sgt. Frank Drebbin of Police Squad. Except that Frank was a patriot.
Actually, I think it just gives added testament to his detachment from reality.
LOL......how do we know it isn't ?
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