When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there could be only one way of recovering from the gaffe. That’s typically the Bush’s self-proclaimed way of projecting smartness, after a blundering stupid act. Yes! Turning to her and giving her a sly wink which might not necessarily needed to be included in any book of royal etiquette though. That's exactly what happened on 7th of May, 2007 after
Stumbling over his words, he came perilously close to suggesting that the monarch had toured the States in 1776. And although the President's following wink was initially rewarded with a regal glare, the Queen did at least seem to see the funny side of the blunder.
Being human, it was only a forgivable slip-of-tongue-issue, though not expected, which could have been rectified with a normal and humble ‘sorry’, instead.
But may be that the president, without finding any other form of expression, resorted to his impulsive cowboy-type street smartness!
Any comments guys?