Saturday, May 12, 2007

Swaggering Texas Cock

George Bush, the tit, winked at our Queen. I mean, for gods sake. The Queen.

That quality rag of truth I work for, the Daily Mail, has this to say:

When you’ve just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe. But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette.

That’s what happened yesterday after George Bush mangled his greeting to the Queen on her state visit to the U.S. Stumbling over his words, he came perilously close to suggesting that the monarch had toured the States in 1776.

And although the President’s following wink was initially rewarded with a regal glare, the Queen did at least seem to see the funny side of the blunder. After the blunder the President paused and turned to the Queen to acknowledge his gaffe, joking that she “gave me a look that only a mother could give a child.”

Ripples of laughter echoed around those gathered at the event and the President laughed off the mistake and continued his speech...

Absolute plank.

Lets not forget this is the turkey who
greeted our (all be it pranock of a) Prime Minister with the words “Yo, Blair, how are you doing”. A man who once told her majesty (when he met her in 1991 when daddy (George Bush Snr.) was in office) that he was the black sheep of his family, and then asked her “Who’s yours?”

Now okay, we've got Prince Phillip, and well, he's a bit damn special. But even Phil wouldn't make a boob like this in the etiquette dept.

True,
Bush isn't the only international big dick to overstep the royal mark. I remember the Aussie PM (Paul Keating) putting his hand on the back of HRH during her visit to Australia in 1992 and there was global outrage from armchair monarchists.

You'd think though, in front of her majesty, Bush could loose that 'off the ranch' image and conduct himself as a gentleman and international statesman should in the presence of (arguably) the greatest icon of England.

It's not that 'this is the Queen damnit' that's bothering me here, it's just that Bush is such an unmitigated fuckin' grade A knob jockey.

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