Sadly, the Squirrelizer is hibernating for the winter, so I had to actually go into photoshop for this effort.
Little known fact…Obama means “little beach” in Japanese.
Video: The Princess of Positive teaches Obama a little something something about etiquette.
Cassandra also notices: One of these things is not like the other.
The Left complained that George W. Bush was too much of a cowboy on the global stage.
It’s better than having a waterboy.
She also has the picture montage of heads of States who know better than to bow and scrape.
Always worth reading – Jennifer Rubin:
Without getting too carried away, this incident is a neat little example of Obama’s foreign-policy blunder-fest. First, the arrogance — he lived abroad, don’t you know. He “gets” other cultures. Second, the ignorance — no, he doesn’t. He should not have done this, both because it is an affront to American dignity (we have not submitted to monarchs since 1776) and because it conveys the wrong message to the Japanese. Third, Obama’s natural inclination is groveling, ingratiating, and general suck-uppery. He seems to believe that, rather than an erect projection of American strength, submissiveness is going to get him/us somewhere.
There’s more – go read it.
STACLU has a great round up of posts, and this most excellent picture of the Emperor’s semi-bow to Ronaldus Magnus:
And oh…if you haven’t see this yet, you need to. Uncle Jimbo’s videotaped message to the “Narcissist in Chief” is a thing of beauty.
Darleen Click has a gallery of photos from Obama’s “Manners Tour”.
I had to take it to the next level:
See also: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air for the video: 46 Handshakes 1 Bow.
Just mortifying. What is Obama trying to prove?
And John at Exurban League tells an applicable story from the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Heh – Patrick O’Hannigan: Another blown assignment
Now it can be said, (as if there was ever any doubt): Japan expert to ABC: Yes, Obama’s bow made him look like an idiot
Cassandra asked for it, and I aim to please.
Behold, the downloadable Obamabow:
Downloadable Obamabow now with feet: