Buttle's World

9 April, 2009

The Bow

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 8:24

The whole row over The Messiah’s bow in Saudi Arabia is absurd.  Some critics look like they have ODS. Where were the Washington Times’ cries when George W. Bush committed the exact same “shocking display of fealty” to the exact same foreign potentate? In fact, there’s a lot of precedent for bowing presidents.  The bow just looked like a bumbling amateur trying to be polite. Why He was  more polite to some royalty than to other is a fair question, but get a grip, people.

Having said that, I’m getting a real kick out of the Clintonesque response from the White House.

“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Clinton had the habit of lying even when the truth wouldn’t hurt him, like denying that he stopped for a cheeseburger when out jogging. The right response should have been, “Yeah, so what? I’m the president of the United States, and if I want a cheeseburger I’ll enjoy one.” Same situation here. The One could just say, “Hey, many presidents before me have made diplomatic bows. So what?”

But He would have to have a clue to do that, I guess.

As for me, I’d certainly give props to any president who refused to bow to anybody. But there’s a lot to criticize Him about without getting deranged.

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