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Posted on 11/22/2012 11:25:38 PM PST by Arthurio
Before the dinner, Sen introduced Obama to his wife, Bun Rany, who greeted Obama with a traditional "sampeah" pressed-hands greeting that is normally reserved for servants.
"Was the first lady getting her own back over the president's harsh words earlier to her husband or did she simply forget that she was shaking hands with the leader of the free world?" the Daily Mail asked.
According to the Daily Mail, the slight was not noticed by Obama or his advisers, but it "would have been picked up by a great many people throughout Southeast Asia region."
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children/servants, etc. = hands mid chest
equals = tips of fingers approx chin level
Maybe she recognized him from an earlier trip to Indonesia or Kenya.
I’m thinking combat experience should be a prereq for POTUS.
What a princess.
keyboard spew alert
Cocky Arrogant Obama knows everything - ha
I’m calling her racist on this. When will our jug eared Kenyan call her out on this??? On foreign affairs I like Hillary Clinton. I have never seen a more comatose script reader on my TV. Fox News. Hillary has some gay**** idiot write the words she mouths
**** State has been gay friendly and gay heavy for decades. Go ask Kabar. British Foreign Service for even longer just look at the gay traitors they had in WW2 and afterward. Kim Philby and on and on
yo!!!! and ping
I really get irritated when I hear our politicians and the news media print/talking heads refer to Obama as “the leader of the free world”!
His foreign policy has always sucked (as has Hillary’s) and he can’t even lead the USA... much less the “free world” (whatever that means)!
She made him her biotch.
A lot depended on how tall you were in relation to the person you were greeting. I remember my hands were at the top of my chest or higher, depending on who I met in Cambodia during the war.
I know that I greeted Buddhist monks with a bow (because of my height, 6’2”) so my hands ended up at my face level. Other officials I greeted from President Lon Nol and Foreign Minister Sarik Matak, were either chest high or a handshake.
Nobody seemed to mind where I placed my hands. They were glad to see an American (journalist) who was trying to help them defeat the communists. I even got saluted by a Cambodian soldier because I was wearing jungle khakis and boots. I returned the salute as a courtesy.
I’ll give Obama a pass on this one unless State Dept. Protocol officers did show him the right way to greet a Cambodian official.
Obama greeted her properly - she greeted him as a servant.
No wonder the guy in the middle is laughing - she just insulted Obama in front of Millions in SE Asia on purpose.
Read the article for the numerous verbal gaffes Obama made as well, which the US Obamedia ignored.
More lying by omission by the MSM.
The guy in the middle is her husband, cambodia’s authoritarian ruler, whom Obama had been publicly lecturing.
“Leader of the free world” - rotflol
It's fun, but this photo is a "still": a video may show her greeting is "in transition".
She probably thought he was the new Kenyan butler.
Interesting to hear about your experience, MM.
Obama actually had it right, it’s the other party that is dissing him. But I’m going to back off what I said anyway, because apparently it’s not the exact same greeting as the Thai wai.
That’s how you greet a community organizer.
Piss boy! (apologies to Mel Brooks)
That’s, “leader of the free-stuff world”.
Ummm...point of order. Obama is no longer leader of the free world. Seriously. Gimme a break.
He may be a leader of some sort but 'of the free world' it ain't.
But it looks as though Dear Leader is giving her the same level, right?
My Wife’s from Cambodia. Been through the Pol Pot crap.
Been here 22 years, saw her Dad shot to death, saw her Mom starve to death & she was left for dead, given 1 tablespoon of Rice to “last a week”.
She is sooooooo grateful to be here, a USA Citizen, very Patriotic, HARD worker, super nice & a fantastic cook, learning from her Mom on a farm that got destroyed.
The stories she has........ Uh.
I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER!
Congrats, I’ll be using that if you don’t mind.
Thank you for the delightful ping to the humiliation of our pRes_ent. His awkward ignorance is no reflection on the Conservatives in our country, nor on America in general.
Don’t worry! The media will make sure that this doesn’t get out to the general population.
You just nailed this presidency. It's done.
Ha! Good one!
Because he is bent over. Look at the fingertip level - it’s about right.