Skip to comments.White House Defends Obama’s Bow to Japanese Emperor as ‘Protocol’
Posted on 11/15/2009 4:08:06 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Politico: A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.
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Seems like that is all the DemoRATS do now, is defend and make excuses for their boss....that says something, doesn’t it???
More like proctological. Seriously, was he expecting Larry Sinclair to jump out from behind a tree or something?
Bullsh!t Even the Japs were astonished at how low he bowed, singalling that America is second class!
It is to cover up Obama’s previous bow.
Protocol? I was stationed in Japan for a few years. That bow was more of a genuflect (sp?) than a greeting bow. He went way past standard angle/distance to show respect. He showed, once again, subservience.
So are they saying that every other world leader there did NOT follow protocol?
“Drudge linked to a Los Angeles Times blog post that headlined the photo: How low will he go?That led to a raft of e-mail to POLITICO asking why we werent covering this big story.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29529.html
Protocol? He disses busts of Winston Churchill, avoids going to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and routinely avoids saluting the flag, and now they tell us that they are slaves to protocol? Sure.
Yep. Wait for the talking points in case anyone mentions the Saudi one- “he did it in Japan too.”
In other words, he is NOT listening to the experts who know protocol. He’s listening to the hand-picked dweebs on his staff who know jack-sh*t!
That’s what they get paid to do. Defend this idiot President.
He reminds me of one of those colored liquid filled glass ostrches that dips it’s beak in water, rises, then bows to dip it’s beak again, and again, and again.
It was past subservience it was Larry Sinclairishence. Pelosi’s daughter put up a pic of dubya holding some sheik’s hand on politico thinking that should shut everybody up about this ludicrous bow.
They need to look at the pictures of past presidents and vice-presidients to determine this protocol.
They shake hands, not bow!
What an idiot advisory staff.
As has been stated on another thread , if you do bow (which no US head of State should EVER do) as a sign of respect, you NEVER touch the other person while bowing.In the picture, Obama bows AND shakes the hand at the same time, which is a total breech of protocol on the two levels pointed out above. Either Zero did not soliciate the advice of the State Dept protocol officers, or, they told him the proper way to behave and he ignored it. Either way it was a pathetic and inexcusable display . Even the imperial couple got a chuckle out of it .
MICHELLE MALKIN.com - blog: "PRESIDENT O-BOW-MA" (SNIPPET: "Crikey, is there a single adult in the White House who can teach the commander-in-chief some presidential protocol?") (November 14, 2009, 09:34 pm) (See photos;Read More.)
NO PRESIDENT,NOR VICE PRESIDENT of the U.S. has EVER bowed to the Emperor of Japan!! OBOZO keeps forgeting he is not President of KENYA!! or OBOZO KNOWS THE EMPEROR KNOWS HE IS ILLEGITIMATE!! and this BOW was to acknowledge this point of Blackmaillable Knowledge........:-)