Friday, April 03, 2009
Why Did Obama Bow To King Abdullah?
I never thought I would live to see the day when a President of the United States of America bowed for any foreign monarch, let alone Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. But that's exactly what happened yesterday. CNN must have missed this story. I just got through listening to Wolf Blitzer interviewing Tina Brown about how much style and class Barack and Michelle have compared to other American presidents and their First Ladies, particularly George W. Bush and Laura Bush. Michelle is a cross between Princess Diana and Oprah Brown told Blitzer. Obama is always fit and flashy she said. He wears "monochronistic colors" that really make him look hip. Michelle Malkin wonders where the Left is. The liberal media tore into Bush for appearing too cozy with Abdullah by holding his hand. I guess they're too busy analyzing Michelle's touchiness with Queen Elizabeth II to have noticed that the President of the U.S. bowed to a foreign monarch. As an aside, Obama was born a citizen of the British commonwealth because of his Kenyan father's nationality. Obama gave the Queen and Prince Philip a simple handshake and a head nod. (the head nod apparently counts as a bow). King Abdullah must have a more special place in Obama's heart with that full bend of the waist bow he gave him. An American representative of the Saudi royal family helped pay for his Harvard law school education.