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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder what the purpose of a 70 car motorcade was. Did this include press as well?
    They wanted to piss off Albore and the envirowhackos, obviously.

    Everyone knows the President should be hauled around in a Prius.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    My first response to this bow, was the same as to the one with the Saudi king. Is he really indicating what he will do to their 'royal scepters', if they give him money for his social causes?
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Ask the Japanese, it was their motorcade, not ours.
    As for bowing, it costs nothing to show respect, yet the gesture pleased the entire Japanese nation. Obama is confident enough to show respect without feeling inferior, and our nation certainly is strong enough to respect others.

    I can understand how a Republican would have issues with inferiority, but the rest of us have no problem seeing Obama make a gracious bow to Japan's emperor.
    Well I'm sure some of those cars were ours, as the president limosine is usually brought along. Nevertheless, 70 is like a funeral.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Note to self: Debate Politics may not be best place to find public relations or foreign relations experts.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    It's just come to my attention that when Obama met Queen Elizabeth II as president he didn't bow. Can anyone explain why the Baby Jesus bowed to the Saudi King and Japanese Emperor, but not to the Queen of England?

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It's just come to my attention that when Obama met Queen Elizabeth II as president he didn't bow. Can anyone explain why the Baby Jesus bowed to the Saudi King and Japanese Emperor, but not to the Queen of England?
    Because bowing in English culture is a symbol of subservience, but in Arab and Japanese cultures it is a symbol of mutual respect, and not of subservience.

    Not all cultures are the same.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It's just come to my attention that when Obama met Queen Elizabeth II as president he didn't bow. Can anyone explain why the Baby Jesus bowed to the Saudi King and Japanese Emperor, but not to the Queen of England?
    That's because she had no Royal sceptor to polish with his royal mouth. And no money to give in return.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It's just come to my attention that when Obama met Queen Elizabeth II as president he didn't bow. Can anyone explain why the Baby Jesus bowed to the Saudi King and Japanese Emperor, but not to the Queen of England?
    He don't take no **** from no cracka, cracka.

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