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Funny? Another Obama protocol Gaffe.... Embarrassing? Awkward? You decide....

Does he not get briefed on proper protocol? OMG, Embarrassing? Funny? You decide We could discuss gaffes of previous international meetings... But let's just focus on the current trip... First the '2008' snafu... Idiotic and shows his lacking attention to detail. Now this.. 

"During a reception with the queen, the president violated protocol by offering his toast before the band played "God Save the Queen."


The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared to play.

But the president wasn’t done speaking.

“The vitality –“ the president said before the orchestra began…

“To the Queen,” the president finally said.

He lifted his glass to her, she smiled a bit uncomfortably.

But because the song was playing, no one drank from his or her glass, including the president, who put his glass down on the table.

Someone teach this puppet Proper Protocol...  You have to watch the video to fully appreciate the awkwardness Obama created...  


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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:10 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (45)
  • lol what a tool.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • – collapse
    OMG who cares?

    To many people waste way to much time whining about Obama.

    Answer by miss_lisa at 11:15 PM on May. 24, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • This is the line that separates class from classless. Respect for the other person and their beliefs and protocols. Narcissists think only of themselves and that is why he appears so culturally challenged when he visits other countries.

    Answer by annabarred at 11:19 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • He truely just keeps amazing me as to how stupid he is. If the people who voted him in get him reelected I hope they all get what they deserve because he is going to continue to putting our country in the toilet. I dont care about the queen but for God sakes if your going to make a toast tot he queen at least research the proper protocol...

    Answer by desperateat48 at 11:23 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • ...come on, grly..its not like he entertained queens much during his years (months? weeks?) of community organizing..geez.

    Answer by dullscissors at 11:24 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • I guess they don't touch base on the whole 'protocol' and details thing in the school of Alinsky.. ;o)

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 11:26 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • – collapse
    Yes, let's pay respect to an ideology that is outdated and completely and totally useless. Seriously, the monarchy is all for show. They are useless and are a financial drain on the UK. They get Parliamentary Annuity for being royal ("carrying out civic duties" like posing for the press) and the Queen and Prince Phillip receive civil list payments.

    This is the very crap our country was founded on, who would've guessed a couple hundred years later we would have demanded that we respect ridiculous traditions that accompany an outdated monarchy that doesn't belong in the modern world. They figured that out when they founded this country, but somewhere along the way we decided they should be celebrities for no good reason.

    If anything is embarrassing it's those that think the Queen of England should even exist anymore.

    Answer by miss_lisa at 11:27 PM on May. 24, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • miss_lisa, you don't find it funny? embarrassing? or awkward? Do you find it worthy of a free pass from criticism? Because, as you may be aware ~ ALL Presidents have been subjected to scrutiny since our 1st President.... Soooooo, what makes Obama any different?

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 11:28 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • GREAT post Miss Lisa!!!!! ;-)

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:29 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Ahhhh, so you deflect, give Obama a free pass while you criticize another nation's culture... Got it... Thanks.. Obama was well aware of the 'ideology' when he set out to visit the UK. So, maybe he should take the time to educate and respect the culture... But, I guess with people like you handing out free passes, who needs culture, etiquette, and protocol for foreign relations.

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 11:31 PM on May. 24, 2011

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