The president stumbled on a line in his speech Monday, 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.
He's not suggesting she's old enough to be his mother, is he? (Wellllll .... true, it's not impossible she could've delivered Georgey-Porgey when she was 20. But it's pointing out the age difference that's a royal faux pas.)
Or is he saying that the Queen of England should treat the President of the United States with the indulgence we'd give a baby?
The mind boggles.