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4th Jun 2001, 09:40

President Bush is representing the United States on a highly formal, orchestrated state visit to England. Air Force One
stops at a bright red carpet along which the President strides to join Queen Elizabeth II in a beautiful, ornate 17th-century coach hitched to 6 enormous matched white horses.

The coach proceeds through the streets of London en route to Buckingham Palace, the Queen and the President waving to the
cheering throngs. Then suddenly the right rear horse produces a thunderous, cataclysmic passing of gas that reverberates through the air and rattles the doors of the coach.

Uncomfortable, the reaction of the two powerful figures is to focus their attentions elsewhere and behave as if nothing
extraordinary had happened.

But the Queen is the first to realize that ignoring what had just happened is ridiculous. She explains, "Mr. President, please accept regrets. I'm sure you understand that there are some things that even a Queen cannot control."

President Bush replies, "Your Majesty, please don't give the matter another thought! You know, if you hadn't said anything, I would have thought it was one of the horses."

I have a need for speed!

4th Jun 2001, 09:52
Good one--very cute!

4th Jun 2001, 14:40
ahh diplomacy, the art of telling someone to go to hell in such a way that they actually look forward to the trip :)

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.