Ipods, bad DVD's, I guess being a week early with the queen's birthday wishes beating out 99.9999% of the rest of the world is a little better than being a week late.
In fact, that's the same 'lame' excuse they actually used to cover the state department's exposed ass on this one: (yikes, sorry for the nasty Hill visual)
A spokesman for Mrs Clinton attempted to make light of the gaffe. "We were a week early," Philip Crowley joked to reporters in Washington."As always, it is better to give a greeting a week early than a week late.”
P.J. Crowley, that's the boss of the moron who apologized to China of all people for AZ SB 1070, Michael Posner, who still, after that 'monstrous gaffe' has a job!
Which makes his boss, this guy, Crowley, not the sharpest tool in the shed either.
An official statement from the US foreign policy chief paid tribute to the "Queen’s life and legacy,” despite the fact that the Monarch does not celebrate her official birthday until next weekend.The diplomatic faux pas, sent on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people on Friday, also celebrated the "special relationship" between the British and US governments.
"On this celebratory occasion, we pay tribute to the Queen's life and legacy and honour the special relationship between our two nations," Mrs Clinton said.
“The young princess Elizabeth helped rally her nation in the darkest days of that war, and she has remained a beacon of integrity and resolve ever since. The United States has always been grateful for her friendship and example.
“Once again, I wish Queen Elizabeth II a very happy birthday and peace and prosperity for the people of the United Kingdom in the year to come."
Mrs Clinton added that the “special relationship continues to provide a solid foundation as the United States and Britain”, which worked “side by side to meet the challenges of the 21st century”.
"The diplomatic faux pas, sent on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people on Friday...."