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The Shameful Toast Was Even Worse Than I Imagined

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 18:13 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

I have finally seen the video of President Obama’s botched toast to Queen Elizabeth II, the toast he gave while the British national anthem was playing. Maybe Obama thought the band was playing the American version of the tune, which we know by its opening line, “My country ’tis of thee,” as stirring accompaniment to his stirring oration. Because, you know, it’s all about him.

Anyway, I’d like to embed the video clip of the incident here, but WordPress prevents me from doing so unless I fork over the $60 it costs each year to add that feature. Fortunately, you can view it at Ann Althouse’s blog (which, by the way, has a new address, Althou.se. Clever, no?) Warning: the video it is cringe-inducing and quite uncomfortable to watch, even for those of us who might otherwise find great entertainment value in Obama’s foibles. After all, he isn’t merely making himself look silly; he is reflecting poorly on our nation, most of whose people would presumably take more care to behave appropriately in the presence of another world leader.

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