Who knows from what deep recesses of his childhood this habit of Obama’s comes? Though not similar, it is startling enough in its own way to remind one of George Bush’s disconcerting habit of holding hands with the Saudis. Actually, I prefer Obama’s bow to Bush’s strange practice.
Or maybe Obama is an escapee from a Shakespeare play in which he was a courtier or a prince? Perhaps Hamlet? I’ve been pushing the Hamlet meme for awhile, considering that his presidency is beginning to resemble the “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy.
Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Obama is doing this on the advice of his chiropractor. You know, stretching out the muscles in his lower back. The seats on Air Force One are no doubt dreadfully cramped.
Just think of the possibilities here : if we could just get Miz Michelle to curtsy as he bows, we’d have a matched set. Wouldn’t they make great salt-and-pepper shaker figurines? Look for them soon at your local schlock shop.
By the way, the bemused recipient of his courtliness is Tampa, Florida’s Mayor, Pam Iorio. Well, I think she looks bemused. I wonder what she said to her staff later? Well whatever she thought of it, people must like this stuff. Obama’s negatives have gone from -17 to -4 is just a few days.
Keep on bobbin’, Robin!
Hat tip: REP
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