Friday, April 10, 2009

Oh No! Obama bowed!

So the president, on his trip overseas, made a stop to visit the Saudi king. He showed his respect by bowing to the monarch, and now the right-wing blogosphere is going nuts about it, making claims that this proves Obama submits to Muslim rule.


To these people, I have this to say: if you were in the presence of a king, in his country no less, how would you show your modesty or your humility in his presence? Would you arrogantly do nothing because, hey, you don't believe in monarchies?

The king probably is aware that Obama supports democratic rule. Still, it's a common courtesy, and Obama was trying to be humble about meeting the king.

It's awful we even have to have this discussion. It's degrading to the intelligence of the common American when the right wing must stoop to stupid accusations about the president's allegiances.

1 comment:

  1. It's bad to bow, if he in fact did bow, but they never mentioned Bush holding hands with him. Go figure.