Sunday, November 15, 2009
Obama Bows Again
Doesn't this photo just take the cake? The president of the United States bowing to Japanese Emperor Akihito. The head of state is not supposed to bow to another head of state under our protocol, but I guess we should start getting used to it with this guy.
What's interesting is this: if you remember, there was a flap a few months ago when Obama was caught on camera appearing to bow to Saudi King Abdullah. The White House denied it at the time, despite what was captured on camera. I forget exactly what the excuse was. Something about the Saudi ruler being short, hard of hearing or some such folderol.
Well, this time it's unmistakable, and again . . . caught on camera.
Let's see if Obama ends up kissing the foot of another head of state in time. Or groveling on the floor.