Now I don't know what the hell is going on, but putting your arm around a sovereign (even a ceremonial one) is kind of bad. I am not the type of person to suggest watermellons and kfc chicken in the white house but this kind of thing is inexcusable. Giving an ipod to the queen? Could not they consult with an etiquette expert to find out everything that should be done. Protocol is everything in a situation like this. Even though I would never vote for McCain I can't imagine either cindy, hillary or bill putting his/her arm around Queen Elizabeth.