In a follow up to a goofy post I wrote earlier it seems that Prince Philip made an off the wall comment to President Obama when he first visited the White House;
[The] President told the Royals: “I had breakfast with the Prime Minister, I had meetings with the Chinese, the Russians, David Cameron [the Conservative Prime Minister]…
A guffawing Prince Philip then blurted out: “Can you tell the difference between them?”
(Via: UK Sky News Blog)
I like how Jack & Jill Politics interpreted the gaffe;
It’s interesting because it’s offensive on several different levels. For those who don’t know, David Cameron is the leader of the conservative opposition in the UK. But apparently Prince Phillip also implies in his remarks that Cameron a member of the Conservative Party, mind you and therefore right wing is a communist like the Russians and Chinese. And that Barack Obama might be too stupid to tell them apart. Because Barack Obama is also a communist, right?
With my favorite part:
You have to hand it to Prince Phillip — a barb that sophisticated, offensive and condescending to so many millions of people including Russia, China, America and UK Tories/conservatives worldwide takes a lifetime to perfect. Well done, as they’d say here in the UK!
(Both via Prince Phillip Makes Racist Joke to Obama Upon Meeting Him – Jack & Jill Politics)
And that’s what I’ve been saying all along. Sophisticated troll is sophisticated. He’s good, has a real zing sense of humor and though you may not like his ethnic jokes… they are damn good. This one isn’t of the best in my other post, but as they pointed out, he’s a pro – not a noob at this.