April 02, 2009

A Royal Mess: Redux

The Obamas are in Britain right now, and as part of their busy schedule are meeting the Queen for the first time. I was going to write a humorous imagined transcript about what might have happened during their meeting (it was going to involve the words "hope" and "change" a lot, along with a bound and gagged Prince Phillip, and it was going to be hilarious) — but then the actual meeting was so ridiculous on its own that it seemed pointless to try:
[An eyewitness] said: "There was a bit of a bottleneck as all of the leaders filed out so the Queen started chatting to Michelle Obama. She appeared to look up at her and make a comment about how tall she was.

"As she did, she put her arm around Mrs Obama and rested her gloved hand on the small of her back."

Almost simultaneously, Mrs Obama put her arm around the Queen's shoulders rather more firmly.

"The pair then looked at their feet and appeared to be discussing their shoes."
The moment quickly turned sour, however, when Princes Phillip and Harry entered the hall dressed in black face and full Klan regalia, respectively.

Also, since I know you all love it when I link myself, here's what happened when the last president met the Queen.

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