Monday, April 13, 2009


Hasn’t it been great, basking in the breeze generated by right wing pundits grasping at straws, but to no avail.

The latest flap has been over President Obama’s alleged excessive bow to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. It’s another tempest in a right wing teacup.

Anyone who wants to see the video already has; what I saw was a polite man extending courtesy to a head of state -- and a taller man minimizing the difference in size to a shorter one, not a kow-tow.

No if we really want to get into disturbing behavior, it’s only necessary to type a couple of key words into our browsers for this photograph of George W. Bush (upper right) and the same Saudi back in 2006.

Great balls of fire, Batman! I wasn’t that affectionate with my first real date when I was 13 years old. But the right wing had no problem with two sons of privilege affectionately strolling around, holding hands -- and kissing upon parting, I understand.

Oh yeah, it's the custom in Abdullah's country.

1 comment:

Peggy Blanchard + said...

Exactly right, David!