Who prepared Barack and Michelle Obama for this trip? They should have known you do not touch the Queen of England and you do not bow to foreign dignitaries lest our nation be placed in an inferior position.
The truth to tell a community organizer from Chicago is running this country. Through no fault of those of us who did not vote for him for POTUS, he is embarrassing us around the world.
The Obamas' gauche behavior makes one want to crawl under something.
The only cure for this situation is time. And right now time is not flying.
April 02, 2009
Obama bows down to Saudi King (updated)
I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.
(See also: With bowed head and bended knee and Would Abe Lincoln bow down to a slave-keeping Arab king?)
Update (for the doubters who claim this was not a bow). Here is a video of the unmistakable bow: (hat tip: Michelle Malkin)
Update: See Miss Manners on the protocol. Americans do not bow to foreign monarchs because that act signified the monarch's power over his subjects.
Here is the protocol from the Queen of England's website -- which applies even to her own subjects:
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