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Awkward Moment During Obama Toast to Queen
ABC News ^

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 wasn’t 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: facepalm; gaffe; obama; obamagaffes; obamalegacy; obamateur; oops; prezflustercluck; royalfamily
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 5:00:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL


2 posted on 05/24/2011 5:03:12 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

"I'm having a bad day."

3 posted on 05/24/2011 5:03:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

He is such a freakin amateur


4 posted on 05/24/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Sub-Driver

His security nickname should be “village idiot”


5 posted on 05/24/2011 5:03:34 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, thank goodness it wasn’t Bush. Then it would have been really embarrassing!


6 posted on 05/24/2011 5:04:24 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, he is really an idiot.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 5:04:35 PM PDT by Chandalier
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To: Sub-Driver

Doofus in Chief.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: LaineyDee

He’s such an idiot.

Imagine if President Bush did that- it would be wall to wall for days on TV.

I hate this media...............


9 posted on 05/24/2011 5:05:17 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Sub-Driver

enebriated


10 posted on 05/24/2011 5:05:41 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Tough enough to have survived the end of the world)
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To: Sub-Driver

These people could drown in a sea of air. Never has there been such a cluster.... in the White House.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought his moose-wife stood up and took a bow when he toasted “the queen”...


12 posted on 05/24/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Sub-Driver

If he were a run of the mill muck muck, instead of a so-called leader, I would almost feel sorry for him.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 5:05:59 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Sub-Driver; All
EPIC KENYAN FAIL!

Hey someone remind me how spending 2 nights at Buckingham Palace is part of his LASER LIKE FOCUS ON JOBS.

14 posted on 05/24/2011 5:06:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: pfflier

Which is why I want to raise my children rather than let the village do it:=


15 posted on 05/24/2011 5:06:52 PM PDT by sipwine (Eat well, stay well....)
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To: Sub-Driver

WTG, son!

Keep embarrassing us at every turn, you turd!


16 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:24 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

He thinks it was an error. Perhaps the Queen had an ipod’s worth of his speeches, should she need to hear his voice some other day, some other time.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Sub-Driver
putting down his note cards and grabbing his glass.

Is it possible for this fool to go anywhere without note cards and/or teleprompters? If things don't go as (he) planned, he's unable to improvise.

19 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Sub-Driver

obama is a moron......what a surprise.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice how the story is written to make it seem like everyone else is at fault except Jugear jesus.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 5:08:09 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Yaelle

Everyday is a Bad Day and an Embaressment for America because this Moron stole the Most Honored Office in AMERICA!! and Obama is a Total Fraud, Liar, and Muslim Terrorist! who is trying with all of his Evil Bile to destroy America and Western Culture amd to Make ISLAM the Demented Reeligion and Rule of the World!


22 posted on 05/24/2011 5:08:23 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
the orchestra misunderstood a pause It is never his fault for this media!
23 posted on 05/24/2011 5:08:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hey, he can’t focus on jobs right now. His number one task was getting Osama and now that’s been accomplished, he’s got to draw up a new list.

And near the top of that list is visiting the poor people of America’s heartland who suffered tornado damage this week. He’ll be rushing back after the weekend just because this means so much to him...


24 posted on 05/24/2011 5:09:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: kearnyirish2

I think we have a winner!


25 posted on 05/24/2011 5:09:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: MagUSNRET

Apparently, he doesn’t know what year it is, either. If the orchestra started, he should have shut up.

What a jerk!


26 posted on 05/24/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: ColdOne

He was fumbling with his cheat sheets. If he’d had UK compatible teleprompters, none of this would ever have happened.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 5:09:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, the orchestra figured out one way to stop Obama from speaking. I bet the Queen was actually very glad.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 5:09:59 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Sub-Driver

As Mammy said about Rhett and Scarlett

“Just mules in horse harness.”


29 posted on 05/24/2011 5:10:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: ColdOne

That would be racist....


30 posted on 05/24/2011 5:10:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh my it seems Mr. Obama is off his trolley today.


31 posted on 05/24/2011 5:10:54 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Chandalier

Its not just him, ALL socialist marxist liberals are idiots.

just listen to the drunk randi rhodes for 5 minutes if you can


32 posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:42 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: sillsfan
To say nothing about being off by three years in signing the Westminster Abbey guest book earlier today...


33 posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL


34 posted on 05/24/2011 5:12:20 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: sillsfan

I know... but people are catching on. No place to hide for the Erkel! (I’m still wiping the tears away... just picturing this clown) heh..


35 posted on 05/24/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gads, what an ass (as in donkey) he is.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:01 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver
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

The conductor apparently didn't have a teleprompter...

37 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:01 PM PDT by mikrofon (Well, we knew it COULDN'T be the Resident's fault...)
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To: Sub-Driver

He doesnt stop for the American national Anthem either

God save our gracious queen
Long live our noble queen
God save the queen

Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the queen

HEY !!! Barry !!!

Next time you hear that music and song

Put down the glass and shut up

What ???

They are kicking you and MIchelle MarBelle out of Jolly Olde England ???

You were lucky you didnt get the Tower


38 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sub-Driver

1. If a Navy Seal slaps a High Value Target, he should be prosecuted.
2. If a Navy Seal kills a High Value Target, he should be decorated.
3. Seal Team Six under Cheney were a ring of assassins.
4. Seal Team Six under Obama are a band of brothers.
5. Osama bin Laden was not a Muslim, because he murdered Muslims.
6. Osama bin Laden was a Muslim deserving a proper Muslim burial.
7. It is heroic to kill a terrorist.
8. It is immoral to water-board a terrorist.
9. Placing a Koran in a toilet is a Hate Crime.
10. Placing a crucifix in a jar of urine is conceptual art.
11. Freedom of Speech is our most cherished value, never to be restrained.
12. Hate Speech is our greatest crime, always to be punished or apologized for.

I have now passed Modern Ethics: 911, as taught by Professor Obama
________________________________________


39 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank you, but I really thought that was what happened. I read too much on this site.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Joe 6-pack

Barak Obama’s signature = LOOK AT ME!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!


41 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:57 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a jerk he is.


42 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:57 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Sub-Driver

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...

:)


43 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sub-Driver
OMG!
Okay, at this point, we all need to post every OMG, FACEPALM and FAIL pics on this thread.
I'll start...




44 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:15 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Sub-Driver

It was awkward. But I think he did right to finish his thought and get it out.


45 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:27 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: a fool in paradise

When he toasted the queen, he was talking about one of his friends from Boystown.


46 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sub-Driver
What an embarrassment this doofus is!
47 posted on 05/24/2011 5:18:58 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (GAME ON ......Fight Like a Girl!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


48 posted on 05/24/2011 5:21:59 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: School of Rational Thought

must have been that $1000 bottle of wine he had.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 5:22:02 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Wow.... Look at his penmanship vs. his signature. Little bitty words mean deceit from what I understand.

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....

50 posted on 05/24/2011 5:22:37 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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