The Obama Bow that The White House Just Wants to Go Away … Gibbs Blows off Media with Sarcastic Response
An American President represents all of America and should never bow down to anyone. Suddenly the Obama Admin is dissing the media …
Every since Barack Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah the question has been, did he or didn’t he? Make no mistake about it … Obama bowed. Yes, he shook his hand and he bowed as well. It’s kind of hard to miss it as it has been captured for all to see.
As stated at Power Line, the Obama bow is important as it was not just a breach of protocol, but because it showed a sign of weakness. The “Chosen One” had been doing nothing but apologizing for America’s actions on his first foreign policy tour and the ultimate symbol of bowing down to a Saudi king was a bit much to take. The fact that the Arab press took it as a bow is quite telling.
President Obama’s bow to King Abdullah was significant, not only because it was a naive breach of protocol, but because such signs of submission are taken seriously in the Arab world. (In fact, Obama’s bow received approving coverage in the Arab press.)
Why do we know that Barack Hussein Obama bowed? Because the Obama White House has out out more fabricated stories as to what the hell Obama was doing hoping that something would stick. First the White House said that Obama did not bow and now Press Secretary Gibbs is trying to blow off the entire incident and claim that it is not important. In a sarcastic tone Gibbs feels that he does not have to answer the MSM’s question by stating … “I can only imagine it is of great cause and concern for many people struggling with the economy.”
Interesting that the Obama Admin thinks that they can pick and choose what is and is not an important story. Obama hardly bends at the knee for the Queen of England, yet he nearly bends all the way over and grabs his ankles for a Saudi king. Let us just remind everyone it was a CNN reporter who asked the question.
QUESTION: And then one unrelated question. When the president met with King Abdullah, there was something that took place which I believe the White House explained as just the president being taller than the king. We took a look at the video, and it does appear that the president actually bowed to King Abdullah. Did he bow or didn’t he?
GIBBS: No, I think he bent over with both to shake — with both hands to shake his hand, so I don’t…
QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) one hand, that he — he was just…
GIBBS: Well I — I — I — this is…
QUESTION: Did he bow or didn’t he?
GIBBS: No, but I think this meeting was like a week ago, right?
QUESTION: That’s right, but this is something that a lot of people are still talking about today.
GIBBS: I can only imagine it is of great cause and concern for many people struggling with the economy.
Actually Press Secretary Gibbs this is important. Americans want to know why their leader feels the need to bow to anyone!