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Obama miscues on toast
Politico44 ^ | 05/24/11 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by ColdOne

LONDON – It was all going so well.

But when the time came for President Obama to deliver his toast to Queen Elizabeth Tuesday night, the meticulously planned state dinner at Buckingham Palace turned, well, awkward.

As Obama began wrapping up his remarks, he put down his notecards and picked up his glass.

“Ladies and gentlemen, please stand with me and raise your glasses as I propose a toast,” the president said, as the guests stood up. “To her majesty the Queen.”

At this point, the band queued up “God Save the Queen.” But Obama wasn’t quite finished yet.

So he kept talking – over the British national anthem – and the president competed with orchestra for a few more seconds.

“For the vitality,“ Obama said just before the music started, “of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’”

Obama raised his glass, but nobody else in view of the camera followed. And the queen, who had been looking straight ahead, glanced over to offer a pained smile.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovisit; blunders; elizabeth2; gaffes; obama; obamagaffes; queenstatedinner; royals; thequeen
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1 posted on 05/24/2011 5:11:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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2 posted on 05/24/2011 5:12:58 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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What a Putz


3 posted on 05/24/2011 5:13:31 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: ColdOne
Saw it on live TV.

...And cringed.

4 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:03 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: ColdOne
That idiot can't do anything right.
5 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:13 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: DownInFlames

Putz works, although my first thought was “What a Tool”...


6 posted on 05/24/2011 5:14:30 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: ColdOne

There are 2 freakin’ etiquette and diplomacy schools in Washington DC

One of them is missing a pupil


7 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: ColdOne

His toast. He’s toast.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: ColdOne

Screwed the pooch again, did he?


9 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: DownInFlames

And a bigtime schlemiel.


10 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ColdOne

What an embarassment to this country. Crude, rude, stupid, and self centered. Yuck.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 5:16:49 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: PalmettoMason
Saw it on live TV. ...And cringed. was it that bad?
12 posted on 05/24/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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If I were president, I’d make sure I knew what I was supposed to do prior to each social event. What an idiot this man is. And I don’t think any of it dents his colossal ego.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:25 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: ColdOne

I saw that this afternoon. After he shut up he stood tall and stuck his nose up highly with a smirk on his mug.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 5:17:25 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Allen West...please if u luv america run for POTUS 2012...Palin or Walker for VP)
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To: ColdOne

I guess Jarrett wasnt there to pull his strings and lay out his underwear.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 5:18:48 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: ColdOne
Was wondering, did obamma bow before the Queen, as he has before different Kings and other heads of state? Did Michelle do a curtsy before Her Royal Highness?
16 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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what a maroon!

This has got to be the last meeting between the Royals and the Star Wars combo of Jarjar and Chewbacca because these idiots are just embarrassing us.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

What a circus act this trip is turning out to be.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: ColdOne

Doofus-in-Chief continues to be an embarrassment.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PalmettoMason

You would think he would have recognized the tune even if he didn’t know what it meant.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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