Actually, Muammar Gaddafi wasn't on the final list of invitations for the royal wedding of England's Prince William and Kate Middleton...but even so, we're guessing that he came closer to making the cutoff than America's "new Camelot" couple, Barack and Michelle Obama.
In the interest of civility, some sources have suggested that they weren't invited simply because England couldn't afford the cost of the additional security which would be needed to keep Michelle from eating all the jumbo shrimp at the wedding reception. But we think there's more to it than that.
After all, Barack Obama has gone out of his way to offend the British every chance he gets. When beginning his presidency, he removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to England. The bust had been given in the aftermath of 9/11, to remind Americans to be strong and know they had allies standing with them in troubled times. Ouch.
Mr. Obama also gifted the Prime Minister of England with a cheap collection of American movies on DVD which wouldn't play on British DVD players. He then topped himself by giving the Queen of England an iPod which was already filled with Obama's speeches and video of his inauguration. Double ouch.
Of course, the alleged First Family won't be lacking for social events even if they don't get to attend the wedding. They might throw another "Motown Night" to show that the president is working tirelessly on the growing chaos in the Mideast, or perhaps stage another Ramadan feast at which Mr. Obama can announce his support for new Islamic building projects at Ground Zero.
Or maybe they'll just spend a quiet evening at home watching the movies which were returned from England. Muammar Gaddafi can bring the popcorn.
It's the thought that counts.