Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Obamas get a queenly stamp of approval

Even though the wingnuts are flipping over the iPod gift, the Queen is amused:

The loons were out in full force on Wednesday, attacking President Obama for giving the Queen of England an iPod containing video of her 2007 state visit to the U.S. because — get this — she already owns a 2005 edition iPod Mini. You know, the kind without video.

That they were offended over this triviliality was enough comedy to warrant a mid-week Loon Watch, but the fact that the Queen requested the iPod and that her former spokesman said the Obamas "scored a hit" sealed the deal: a Loon Watch was called for.

And the Queen *gasp* actually broke protocol interacting with Michelle Obama!
LONDON – Michelle Obama has done what few others have managed — getting Queen Elizabeth II to break protocol.

The first lady arrived Wednesday with President Barack Obama. After separate meetings on the eve of the G-20 summit, the couple attended an evening reception for world leaders hosted by the queen.

Mrs. Obama clearly made an impression with the 82-year-old monarch — so much that the smiling queen strayed from protocol and put her arm around the first lady in a rare public show of affection.

It was the first time Mrs. Obama — who is nearly a foot taller — had met the queen. The first lady also embraced her.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman who asked not to be identified because of palace policy said he could not remember the last time that the queen had displayed such public affection with a first lady or dignitary.

"It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection," he said. "We don't issue instructions on not touching the queen."
Clearly the Queen is a dirtyeffinghippielovinglattedrinkingcommiefascistsocialist.


Sorghum Crow said...

Long live the Queen!

The Sailor said...

LA Times headline:Michelle Obama gaffe: She touches the queen

In reality was the AP headline:Michelle Obama charms queen away from protocol

There was no gaffe, as the LAT 'reported' later in the article.

Whoever wrote the headline, and reporters don't write the headlines, obviously had an agenda that disregarded the facts.

Another LAT headline: Michelle Obama's toned arms are debated

By who? The rest of us are worried about jobs and food and housing.

Steve Bates said...

Imagined headline: "L.A. Times folds as web news dominates market". What a bunch of self-preoccupied hacks! Do they really believe anybody cares what they think about Michelle's arms, or the obviously joyous interaction of the Queen and the First Lady?

LAT should have been put out to pasture long ago.

ellroon said...

I loved the fact British schoolgirls were in delighted hysterics after being hugged by First Lady Michelle Obama. She is amazing. Classy, smart, an equal to President Barack Obama.