Monday, November 16, 2009
President Zero embarrasses himself and America....again
Here's the embarrassing money shot of President Obama once again groveling, before a head of state of a foreign country. Last time it was the Saudi King. Over the weekend it was Japan's Emperor Akihito. I wonder how the administration handlers will spin this one? Obama was looking for his contact lens? Or, the Emperor is a bit of a low-talker so Obama had to bend over to hear him speak?
Over at Michelle Malkin's site, they've got several pictures of other heads-of-state greeting the Emperor for comparison purposes. Not one head of state bowed. Not because they're disrespectful of Japan's traditions but, because out of protocol, heads-of-state do not bow to one another. They simply shake hands like gentlemen, as equals. Occasionally you'll see a former President bow slightly to a royal head of state but, it's as a private citizen, not as a representative of the US.
Remember when Michelle Obama met with Queen Elizabeth for which a curtsy is appropriate? The media went berserk saying that it would be unbecoming and derogatory for a black woman to show deference to a white monarch with a curtsy. I guess a black President deeply bowing like a submissive servant to Arabs and Asians is different in the eyes of the media somehow...probably because they aren't white.