Skip to comments.The Obama Bow: Just For the Record...
Posted on 04/08/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by Reaganesque
The White House today said that Mr. Obama's bow was due to the fact that Obama is taller than the Saudi king and he bent down to shake the king's hand with both of his. The video on YouTube shows differently so, I thought the relevant frame of video should be given it's own thread.
Either Mr. Obama has grown a third hand or the "unnamed White House source" is a total liar.
Video link. Stop the video at :05 and :12.
The bow happens before the double handed hand-shake.
Wow, and to think I got trashed here a few days ago because I said I didn't trust Newt, was even called an zer0 supporter.
Does Newt Gingrich know what the hell hes talking about?
No, but he'll back stab you in a heartbeat if it will advance his show appearance requests
The reason why President Bush held the Saudi kings hand was in respect to the Kings age, nothing else.
They are such liars.
Especially good point because there were others handshaking with the king and no bowing. And later Obama shakes the hand of someone shorter than the king and no 'two hands' going on.
Upon seeing a mass of armed men Major Pitcairn shouted, “Disperse, ye villains Lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England”. The response, as reported by more than one source (coming from Parker or Clark depending on the source) was “ We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus!”
Needs all the attention he can get. I guess he is pandering to the leftists and others that are on a hate Bush jag.
His standard mantra is if he feels it is necessary, he will run.
I guess if the country needs a perfect president, he will humbly throw his watch-cap into the ring.
My lyin’ eyes. I see that. Obviously! Apparently the White House spinners are playing Chicago politics....
I wish this man, zero, would disappear from the scene...!
How tall is the Japanese PM? Just askin’.
These guys are such liars and such bad liars. You would think he would want to give a better example to his own daughters.
Newt should have left Bush out of it.
Bush never even came close to grovelling before another head of state like this. Never.
They missed the White House on 9-11, but scored a direct hit on 11-4.
Did he bow to the Queen of England? She’s only about 5’4”, less any loss of height due to age and is certainly shorter than the Saudi king. Or is this reserved only for Muslim monarchs?
What about the Prime Minister of Japan? He has to be a lot shorter than Obama. How about Chancellor Merkel? Or the Sarkozys?
Maybe it wasn’t a bow and he simply dropped the Presidential Blackberry.
Go back and see how he handled his meeting with Queen of England. He stood right there and shook her hand.
Has the WH suggested that he had a stomach cramp at that moment yet? That’s certainly more plausible than what they’re putting out. Or else he was farting in someone’s direction. Wonder who was behind him.
I think it’s none of the above.
You’d think the Obamacites would at least know how to lie as well as the Clintoonistas
Newt is the biggest back stabbing has-been politician in the US. His track record speaks for itself.
The bow was a bow, not bending to shake the hand of a shorter man.
I could shake hands with a 2 year old without bending over this far. Outrageous!!!! And now they lie. How stupid do they think we are??? Americans bow to no man.
Evidently, the Saudi king is suffering from some elderly related infirmities. The famous clip I saw of Bush “holding hands” with the king showed the king stumbling and bumbling like he was unsteady on his feet, so Bush took his hand and helped steady him as he walked. Now, the only part of the clip the left shows is the holding his hand part of it, not the stumbles of the king.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.