The Associated Press is reporting this morning that presidential candidate Mitt Romney did it again yesterday and one more time, "stepped in it," as the report states. After a disastrous start in the morning when he criticized the British preparation for the Olympics, his staff quickly arranged a meeting with the Queen hoping it would distract from the headlines and bad publicity that plagued Governor Romney all day. According to reports leaked to the media it did not go well.
Apparently, the Queen was not pleased with the interruption in her schedule but agreed to the meeting. He was, after all, a candidate for the president of the Colonies. Romney was late to the meeting due to a digestive problem he incurred earlier in the day and as he bent down to shake the Queen's hand he had a mishap of a personal nature. Romney never the one to take responsibility for a mistake quickly turned to the Queen and said accusingly, "Do you smell something?" The Queen looked aghast, withdrew her hand, asked an aide for a hand sanitizer and abruptly left the room.
At this juncture the report states Romney held out his hands to the assembled and said in a pleading voice, "It wasn't me! It was her! It wasn't me! She's an old woman for God's sake! It wasn't me!" According to Romney aides he left immediately for the airport and his visit to Paris.
At a formal dinner this evening, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife entertained the Romneys. According to the media Sarkozy and his wife suddenly left the dinner when Romney complained about the rare French burgundy wine that was being served. "Where did this come from," said Romney, "the seven eleven? Bring me some California red and some Freedom Fries please!" Romney, evidently oblivious to the commotion he had created turned to the French Ambassador to the US and stated he wished to go sight-seeing and visit the Insane River and the Awful Tower.
The next stop for the Romneys on their world tour is Israel where a billboard outside of the airport in Tel Aviv reads, "Governor Romney--- please don't order Ham on Rye!"
The Romney campaign has issued a press release this morning stating that the world tour has been a resounding success and a victory for America and its allies.