Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Barack Obama Bows To Saudi King Abdullah
I heard this described before I saw it. It's much clearer what our President was doing than I had imagined, That's a bow. OK, everyone makes mistakes; but wait for what follows.
First, the stock lefty response on the blogs was "so what?", which of course doesn't square now with the White House's denial that it even happened.
Second, the larger point, of course, is the rank hypocrisy of the media in bleating for days on end about Bush holding hands with Abdullah in a gesture of friendship (as opposed to a gesture of submission) and in the NYT's chiding of Clinton for the slight head bow rendered to Japan's Emperor back in 1994.
Nothing...NOTHING...sticks on Obama.
Can the Republic survive this gaff in protocol? Stayed tuned, but in the meanwhile, clean your weapons.
Did Eric peg your response behind the funny sarcasm and bombast?