Monday, May 7, 2007

The Queen was not amused

Bush had to stay up past his bedtime and drink his water from a glass, but still the Queen does not approve. Did Queen Elizabeth purchase carbon credits to offset her emissions for this visit? A slip of the tongue is a lot more carbon neutral than the Queen and her entourage. On the other hand, if the Bush administration really cared about the environment, they would have served the Queen prune mush for dinner instead of a five course meal.

Standing with the Queen on a podium, he recalled her previous state visits, but had a little problem with the dates.

“You helped us celebrate our bicentennial in 1796,” he said confidently, and in a split second realised his error. “Er, 1976”, he corrected himself, to a gale of laughter from around the lawn. The Queen, smiling broadly, gave him a knowing sideways glance.

To another outburst of hilarity from the crowd he told her: “You gave me a look only a mother could give a child.”

At least he didn’t greet her with: “Yo, Majesty, how ya doin’?”
cp: Dust My Broom

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