|Queen Elizabeth Welcomed at White House|
WASHINGTON (AP) -
In a slip of the tongue, President Bush brought roars of
laughter to the White House welcoming ceremony for
Queen Elizabeth II.
saying that the queen had dined with 10 U.S. presidents
and had helped the United States "celebrate its bicentennial
in 17. ..." Bush caught himself and corrected the date to 1976.
He paused as if to see if the queen had taken offense.
"She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child,"
the president said with a smile.
While I may not agree with his war and domestic
policies, Bush is NOT the clown the Green Man is,
who makes us laugh because he's so comically
evil, like a cartoon devil.
It's so great having the Queen here in the USA. I
hope they have a great dinner tonight, and that
she has enjoyed her visit as much as Americans
loved seeing her here.
She's an inspiration to all of us. God bless the Queen.