Wednesday, November 18, 2009

El Camino Packer explains bowing to US conservatives

I'm sure everyone has read or seen complaints by Americans by Obama's bow to the Japanese emperor.
Just in case, here is the background (from the Packer's site):
But it’s not appropriate for an American president to bow to a foreign one,” said conservative pundit William Kristol speaking on the Fox News Sunday program, adding that the gesture bespoke a United States that has become weak and overly-deferential under Obama.

The Camino Packer explains what I felt, but does it more eloquently than I seemed to manage:
 I guess no one told them that there is such a thing as different cultures and different greetings. All the former Presidents were Caucasian and never grew up in a multicultural society like Hawai`i or are multiracial. This just goes to show the rest of the world that Obama is a worldly leader.
There is a little more at the Camino Packer's site.


Daniel Costello said...

Hi Brian,

I was thinking of you with this post...

PAKA said...

merci monsieur brian.