Friday, April 3, 2009

Well At Least There Were No Knuckle Bumps

Barack Obama executes a deep bow to King Abdullah, leader of Saudi Arabia. (Some say he also kissed the King's hand)

As far as protocol, this is not expected nor did any other leader in the room feel a need to bow.

and while Obama bowed for the King of Saudi Arabia, there was a just slight nod and handshake for the Queen of England, and of course Michelle passed on any customary (but not required) curtsy.

I just found it interesting.

Didn't we fight a revolution in order not to bow down to anyone - especially a King?