Sunday, November 15, 2009

Obamateurism of the Day

Japan expert to ABC: Yes, Obama’s bow made him look like an idiot

Flashback: In 1994, New York Times blasts Clinton for … almost bowing to Akihito

Seven months ago, the White House insisted that Obama didn’t bow to Saudi King Abdullah, understanding the terrible breach in presidential protocol that it represented. They tried to tell reporters that Obama was picking something up off the floor, which the video clearly shows was a lie (at the link). Take a look at the picture of Obama’s bow to the son of Hirohito. Do you see anything on that immaculate floor that requires retrieval?

American Presidents do not bow to royalty. In fact, heads of state do not bow or genuflect to each other in the normal course of diplomacy. At least, they didn’t until this amateur came into office and failed to learn from the first time he did it. What will the White House say this time? He got stomach cramps?

Via Gateway Pundit

47 World Leaders- 46 Handshakes- 1 Bow

46 handshakes, One bow
Compilation of Emperor Akihito shaking hands with other foreign (and domestic) leaders, juxtaposed to Obama shaking hands with Emperor Akihito. Does anyone notice the difference? (Hint: Look at the angle created between Obama’s Legs and torso)

3 Opinion(s):

Brian Erk said...

Compare and contrast.

Obama really is a rank amateur

Anonymous said...

If it is polite in Japanese protocol, and Obama has no problem is admitting that an Emperor is considerably higher in rank than 'just' a president, then what is the problem?

Anonymous said...

No leader of a country or emperor, king, whatever is higher than the leader of another country. Very simple. Obama did not bow to the queen of England, going so far as to even pat her on the back. Obama did bow to the Saudi king. Are these leaders going to bow to anyone? The POTUS bows to no-one.