In the least, it was an embarrassing protocol faux pas; Mr. Obama is not the king’s subject but his equal. The Washington Times called it “a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate.” But “The Bow” actually was worse than that. It’s a troubling metaphor for a deferential presidency.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer felt he needed to talk about the “Royal Uproar” with Dana Perino and Donna Brazile. I will give Wolf this, when he showed the video of Bush giving the Saudi King a kiss and then holding hands with him to Dana Perino, Wolf said, ” Could you imagine the uproar if President Obama had given the Saudi King a kiss?” Dana Perino wrote it off to protocol they received on how to greet the King of Saudi Arabia.
I think there are much bigger issues that Wolf should be covering. This is the right making a big deal over nothing and it should have been ignored. By giving it airtime you are justifying or legitimizing this non-issue. The nit-picking is getting ridiculous and needs to stop.