Monday, July 7, 2008

Six white horses and President Bush

Air Force One arrives at Heathrow and President Bush strides
to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen. They are driven in a 1934
Bentley to the edge of central London where they change to a magnificent
17th century carriage hitched to six white horses.

They continue on towards Buckingham Palace , waving to the thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well.

Suddenly, the right rear horse lets fly with the most
horrendous earth-shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire . The fart shakes
the coach.

The smell is atrocious! Both passengers in the carriage must use
perfume-dipped handkerchiefs over their nose, but the two dignitaries of
state do their best to ignore the incident.

The Queen turns to President Bush saying, 'Mr. President,please
accept my regrets. I am sure you understand there are some things that
even a Queen cannot control.'

Bush, with his usual diplomatic aplomb, replied, 'Your
Majesty, do not give the matter another thought.
Until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses.'

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