Obama’s non-bow requires willing suspension of disbelief


If it wasn’t a bow, what was it then? An Obama aid described the G20 non-bow this way (from Politico)

“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,”


Uh, right.

Decide for yourself … scroll up to the 54 second mark …

Update: Nickerson has more … STNG

10 Responses

  1. No scrape, or kowtow, but certainly a deep bow.
    I really thought it was both funny and telling, that those watching were all either laughing or nearly laughing. It would appear those in attendance have proper protocol training, and B-HO doesn’t.

  2. hard to imagine the whitehouse would try to deny that this was a bow. It’s so obvious to anyone but a true blue obot.

  3. That is a sloppy attempt at a proper bow but a bow neverless. When the white house clowns are attempting to get foreign heads of state to love America BHO will do anything as we found out today. No good rat.

  4. Camille Paglia gets it, and she’s an uberliberal.

    Obama’s staffing problems are blatant — from that bleating boy of a treasury secretary to what appears to be a total vacuum where a chief of protocol should be. There has been one needless gaffe after another — from the president’s tacky appearance on a late-night comedy show to the kitsch gifts given to the British prime minister, followed by the sweater-clad first lady’s over-familiarity with the queen and culminating in the jaw-dropping spectacle of a president of the United States bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Why was protest about the latter indignity confined to conservatives? The silence of the major media was a disgrace. But I attribute that embarrassing incident not to Obama’s sinister or naive appeasement of the Muslim world but to a simple if costly breakdown in basic command of protocol.

  5. Wow. If his administration is lying to us about things like this, when we can SEE the evidence for yourselves, what else are they lying about?

  6. Of course, perhaps it wasn’t actually a bow, but bending over so the press could more easily kiss his ass.

  7. think of all the noses that were broken when he bent over.

  8. Or perhaps he misunderstood what the Saudi was requesting, and bent over the wrong way.

  9. Obviously Obama kissed the king’s hand.

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