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Archive for April 6th, 2009

Obama gives Saudi King a full bow as if he is a subject. FLASHBACK: NY Times Scolded Clinton for Almost Bowing in 1994. – Update Obama Lying About Bow!

Posted by iusbvision on April 6, 2009

UPDATEPolitico reportsthat Obama is denying he bowed. The video is crystal clear. This is one more on a long series of bold face whoppers from this administration. While on his trip Obama said that president Bush didn’t believe in global warming, which is another bold faced lie. President Bush as far back as 2001 started initiatives to fund alternative energy and cited climate change as one of the reasons for it.



As far as I am concerned I bow for no one less than the Deity Himself. It is certainly not the place of POTUS to bow to any monarch period….well unless your name is Obama. Here is the video. You may wish to take some Pepto-Bismal before watching.

Here is the New York Times link from 1994 –

It wasn’t a bow, exactly. But Mr. Clinton came close. He inclined his head and shoulders forward, he pressed his hands together. It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.

Canadians still bow to England’s Queen; so do Australians. Americans shake hands. If not to stand eye-to-eye with royalty, what else were 1776 and all that about?  …

Guests invited to a white-tie state dinner at the White House (a Clinton Administration first) were instructed to address the Emperor as “Your Majesty,” not “Your Highness” or, worse, “King.” And in what one Administration aide called “some emperor thing,” an Army general was cautioned that he should not address the Emperor Akihito at all as he escorted him to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

But the “thou need not bow” commandment from the State Department’s protocol office maintained a constancy of more than 200 years. Administration officials scurried to insist that the eager-to-please President had not really done the unthinkable.

You can bet the NYT will not hold The One to the same standard.

Special thanks to and the amazing Anchoress for finding this gem.

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