Videos: The Queen Snubs Obama’s Toast at State Dinner

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

If Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, or George W. Bush had so flubbed royal protocol that the Queen of England politely ignored them, every major network would have played the clip on continuous loop and the late night comedians would belittle the rustic rubes for days.

Did you know Barack Obama did this very thing during his state dinner with Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of Great Britain — that The One screwed up his toast to QE2? Thought not.

Obama weakly read a toast from notes sitting on his table. (Perhaps his TelePrompter could not clear customs?) As he wound up, he raised his glass — as the band began to play the royal anthem, “God Save the Queen.” (Older Americans and homeschoolers will know the tune as “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”) No one is to toast during that time but instead to stand in respect. Obama does not do this for our national anthem, so he raised his glass — as the entire hall stood with their hands at their sides, waiting for the song to end. Then the Queen politely toasted back.

For some reason, he did not bow to the queen on this trip, according to Andrea Mitchell.

At least he did not offer her a groovy iPod filled with show tunes this time.

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Comments

  1. Sad, that an American President does not understand British protocol is very strict and rigid. As a visiting dignitary you do not stand up at a state dinner, given by the Queen of England and propose a toast. It just is not done. We, all Americans, must be embarrassed by this faux pas.

    • WHO SAID THIS IDIOT FROM KENYA IS AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT??? WE , ALL AMERICANS , WE ARE NOT EMBARRASSED BY THE ACTIONS OF THIS USURPER ILLEGAL CORRUPTSOCIALIST MUSLIM KISS ASS TO SOROS; WHO CARES…….. PISS ON HIM……..

  2. Adam Kratt says:

    Obama is an idiot…. As President of the United States how can he not know the protocols of a head of state. Is he that arrogant and have that much disdain for western culture?

  3. realist says:

    Our great friend the Queen only needed to babysit the little guy until the important international business was finished. The Queen was the only one who could entertain and keep up with him. She is so wonderful at her age to babysit. She did have just a bit of trouble. She handled it in a professional manner. Maybe the little fellow learned something about the western culture.

  4. My kids were taught better manners than this. and by the way, look how stunningly bovine Mrs. Obama looks.

  5. getout75 says:

    What the hell is congress doing sitting on their thumbs. Boehner is a disgrace to say the least. The cry baby needs to get smart and get congress to IMPEACH THIS LYING IMPOSTER this country voted into the White House. Somebody needs to tell congress that they (Congress) call the shots, I don't think they are aware of that, that's how stupid they are. and, they need to exercise their power and put Barry Sotoreo in jail for the forged birth cert and all the fraudulent acts he has committed against our country. Not to mention the Libyan atrocity. He should be jailed for treason.

  6. getout75 says:

    continuation of my comment…
    WE are enabeling this dirt bag to drag our country down into the sewer with him. Can't people see that soetoros big reason to infiltrate the WH and our government is to undo America from within. How can such a huge fraud of the people and our country every have been allowed to happen and why are we not removing this rodent from the WH. He already has way too much knowledge and info about us. Get him out. Jail him now.
    DO IT CONGRESS – ALL OF YOU SPINELESS IDIOTS. do you jobs and protect America. Listen up Americans – DO NOT VOTE THIS VIPER BACK INTO THE WH FOR ANOTHER TERM. WE LOVE AND WILL CONTINUE AND SUPPORT ISRAEL. AMERICA HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED THEM AND ALWAYS WILL. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

  7. Maryanne says:

    That dope that is supposed to be our leader didn't even know that was or how to respect our National Anthem, I was so glad she made him look like a fool as he is. He makes me ashamed to be representing america.

  8. so, people are upset that obama did not bow to elezbitch?

    too bad soo sad, god plz give cancer to the queen

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