Today, Newt said on Hannity’s radio show, that Bush too bowed to the Saudi king.
Now I saw a video where it looked like Bush was bowing but in reality he was bent over so the king could put some sort of metal on him. Could that be what Newt was referring to? Is there another instance where Bush is bowing?
Newt ALSO said that Bush KISSED the Saudi king. Now “kissing” can mean a lot of things, like those air kisses people give. It’s not the same thing as bowing with one person bowing and the other NOT.
If BOTH people bow to each other, a la the Japanese, that’s considered acceptable. Could it be a mutual bow that Newt refers to? Did Bush ever really bow, like Obama did never mind that ridiculous WH lie?
I do know that Bush held hands with the Saudi king and that was a damn shameful sight byte. Still, it was BOTH people holding hands and just looking dumb.
In the case of Obama it was the American president, and the American president ONLY, doing the bowing.
Does Newt Gingrich know what the hell he’s talking about?
I heard that too and I think he may have meant that in a more figurative way for Bush. That said, President Bush may have done so. I don’t know one way or the other but it is certain that he did all but bow physically to the Saudis.
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.
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.
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.
Newt is the biggest back stabbing has-been politician in the US. His track record speaks for itself.
President Bush may have walked with his hand in the Saudi’s, but his other hand was behind his back with his fingers crossed, because he was killing headchoppers the world over at the same time.
Newt's a whore in my view.
Newt’s full of it
[I do know that Bush held hands with the Saudi king and that was a damn shameful sight byte.]
We didn’t like it at the time but while doing some research I read an article saying that he ‘held the Prince’s hand because he was old and wobbly’. That it was a kindly gesture.
Now I read it is the same Saudi King so it’s confusing.
Hey, you can cure your disappointment about Bush holding hands with the Crown Prince.
See it at
You will see that the Prince had just gotten out of his car and that President Bush lent him a hand up the tricky steps, for the Prince was 81 years old. You will also see Bush look at the steps himself, showing obvious care. And, right behind the Prince, one of his aides does stumble back upon hitting those steps. Bush was doing the same thing you or anyone would have done for an elderly guest... being careful and courteous. I did the same for my dad for years (give him a hand) and often all the way up the walk. First, I did not want him to fall. And secondly, just as important, I did not want him to embarrass himself. Bush commented the next day that he was giving the Prince “a hand” but the press did not print it, for the press had a better story the other way, “their” way. And, typical of Bush, he did not chase it. He let it go. He did retain his dignity by not battling the left, whom he knew would not listen. Watch the clip several times - it becomes more clear every time that it was a thoughtful gesture - not “holding hands”.