Barry O. continued his streak of international missteps last week when he bowed to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah. Apparently, some one forgot to brief Barack before his trip and tell him that is off limits. Well, if you watch the video of the bow (You can watch it here if you missed it.) you can see that it is CLEARLY a bow, or as IMAO put it, a “curtsy”. Honestly, I don’t have a huge problem with the fact that he bowed. Now, do I think he should have bowed? Heavens no. But the people that are saying his bow was “submission to Islam” (yes I read that on a blog) are crazy. The reason behind the bow is simple: Barack doesn’t know what to do. He’s confused, and the “fresh”, “new”, “young”, “changed”, “hip” staff that is supposed to be instructing him is even more clueless. Someone needs to show them all the ropes before the next overseas trip.
Anyway, anyone that has seen the video should clearly see that he bowed. However, some people that are drinking the strongest of all the kool-aids don’t believe that is the case. This weekend I watched a woman on a Fox News show watch the video and tell the conservatives in the room they were insane because they thought he bowed. Look woman, I don’t what video you’re watching, but he DEFINITELY bowed. And on top of that Gibbs had the audicity to say that it wasn’t a bow and there was no need to talk about it. I think what these people in denial don’t understand is that this could be much less of a big deal if they would admit the truth. They are going to have a much easier time convincing Americans that he bowed because he didn’t know proper protocol rather than he didn’t bow at all. Because he bowed. There should be no debate over that. At all.
Ultimately, Barack will learn what he is supposed to do in different conditions. Until then, we get these kind of gaffes that we can all sit back and watch people over react to. Barack’s bow was an empty bow. It meant nothing, he simply thought that was what he was supposed to do. If I am wrong, however, we have something to worry about.
What do you think of the bow? Are you as convinced as I am that he definitely bowed? Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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