Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Barry's Awkward Moment With The Queen
President Barack Obama had a bit of a misstep when he tried to toast Queen Elizabeth II while the orchestra was playing the British national anthem. He paused after raising his glass and saying the words, ""To her Majesty the Queen," prompting the orchestra to begin playing the national anthem, "God Save the Queen." His miscue reminded me of the scene from Naked Gun where Leslie Nielsen's character, Lt. Frank Drebin, had quite an awkward situation with Queen Elizabeth II's character at a formal dinner. Earlier today, Obama tried to get cute when he signed the guest book while visiting Westminster Abbey by using the English style of dating his entry. Unfortunately, his mind was stuck in 2008. He signed it "24 May 2008." I can only imagine how the media would have played these miscues if George W. Bush was the person making them, including the President's limo getting stuck after bottoming out. That would have been the lead for the evening news, "President's trip abroad bottoms out."