In a bloodless coup, Elizabeth, Queen of England, reasserted ownership of the Colony of Virginia, formally known as Virginia USA. Under cover of a Royal Visit to the Americas the Queen, relying on a decision by the World Court that the Rebellion of 1776 was in-fact an illegal usurpation of English rule, took possession of the former colony by planting a Union Jack on the grounds of Williamsburg the former English capital on the American sub-continent.
President Bush, contacted at the Arthur Murray dance studio in Washington DC, where he was working on his "Dancing with the Star-struck" audition tape, asked whether this would lead to War with England stated "Na, me and Tony had this all worked out ahead of time just like we did in Iraq and also them British fellows really do got WMDs! 'Sides that Virginia place will pr'ly go blue next election and it'd just be one less thing for Jeb to have to worry bout fixing!" "How'd Y'all like these moves" asked the great decider fellow, flipping his dance partner, VP Cheney, into a sitting split.
When asked the Queen, respectfully declined applications from an additional 48 state governments for admission to the Commonwealth sighting England's strict immigration policy based on an education achievement level of at least an 8th grade level understanding in math and reading ability as well as multilingual requirement of an ability to speak English without saying "Like" at the start of every-other sentence.
The lone holdout in the application for admittance listing was the State of Texas which has started negotiations with the Mexican Government for admission as a state in their Republic in a desperate bid to keep the current US President from establishing his Post-Presidential coloring book based library on Texas soil.