Wednesday, June 21, 2006

God Save the Queen

Yet more proof that having an unelected head of state is a good thing. Elizabeth II's official birthday was last Saturday. Thousands came out to cheer. The quote that proves my point that an unelected sovereign (and for Canadian purposes, the GG) can be loved by everyone and can represent the state while rising above politics:
"As Americans, we're sort of in awe that thousands of people would come out for the queen's birthday," said Bill Wycoff, 59, of Sewickly, Pa. "I can't imagine Americans doing this for George Bush or any other American president."

Of course, I think we should be calling her Elizabeth I, but that's just me.

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