Expected: Double standard for Bush vs. Obama

Do we all remember back when the Saudi King visited President George W. Bush’s ranch a while ago down in Texas? We all remember the controversy over how “close” they were?

Right.

Well in Turkey, we saw Obama do this:

He bowed to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and we haven’t heard much about it. The press defends him while they slaughtered Bush for greeting Abdullah at his ranch way back when.

I know, Obama isn’t an oil barren launching wars for oil so it’s fine that he bowed, right? Just showing respect, right?

Can imagine if Bush bowed to Abdullah? The press would have a field day saying we’re submitting to Saudi Arabia for oil.

Perhaps Bush was showing respect as well? Could be? No, of course not!

  • Bill Hedges

    I am uncomfortable with what past President Bush did. Just as I am of Bill Clinton accepting funds for his charity from some rogue places.

    I am outraged what Obama, a sitting President, did. Bush is a private citizen now. Obama is our leader

  • Bill Hedges

    Etiquette__Do Nattion’s leaders, other than from Middle East, bow to Kiings ? Does American Presidents bow.

    No one touches the Queen of England_but, Obama’s wife.

    Etiquette- Socially correct behavior

    Obama, your pay grade is President. I know some would call you a hillbilly. But I know hillbillies and respect them.

    Experience counts

  • JD

    Shouldn’t this be under commentary or are we considering this news? 🙂

  • It’s Newsentary. Work with me here.

  • Bill Hedges

    “CNN must have missed this story. I just got through listening to Wolf Blitzer interviewing Tina Brown about how much style and class Barack and Michelle have compared to other American presidents and their First Ladies, particularly George W. Bush and Laura Bush. Michelle is a cross between Princess Diana and Oprah Brown told Blitzer. Obama is always fit and flashy she said. He wears “monochronistic colors” that really make him look hip. Michelle Malkin wonders where the Left is. The liberal media tore into Bush for appearing too cozy with Abdullah by holding his hand. I guess they’re too busy analyzing Michelle’s touchiness with Queen Elizabeth II to have noticed that the President of the U.S. bowed to a foreign monarch. As an aside, Obama was born a citizen of the British commonwealth because of his Kenyan father’s nationality. Obama gave the Queen and Prince Philip a simple handshake and a head nod. (the head nod apparently counts as a bow). King Abdullah must have a more special place in Obama’s heart with that full bend of the waist bow he gave him. An American representative of the Saudi royal family helped pay for his Harvard law school education”.

    http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2009/04/why-did-obama-bow-to-king-abdullah.html

    Note:

    “Obama gave the Queen and Prince Philip a simple handshake and a head nod. (the head nod apparently counts as a bow)”.

    “An American representative of the Saudi royal family helped pay for his Harvard law school education”.

    Only “subjects” are expected to bow to the King. Obama’s law education paid for by Kings family.

    Food for thought__From example(Acorn), we know Obama pays his debts !

    CNN__Call it_ Obama Network

  • D.D.Mao

    I’m not making a decision here either way between President Bush’s conduct.HOWEVER from my experience in Vietnam it is customary for two very close friends of the same sex to hold hands as a symbol of this friendship.Silver braclets are also given in the same regard.
    What is a custom in another portion of the world is taken in a different light in America.

  • JD

    DD – “it is customary for two very close friends of the same sex to hold hands as a symbol of this friendship…
    What is a custom in another portion of the world is taken in a different light in America.”

    It isn’t taken in a different light. lol. In fact it is excepted now in 4 states…Vermont the latest.

  • Bill Hedges

    WASHINGTON – “The Obama administration said Wednesday it will participate directly in group talks with Iran over its suspect nuclear program, another significant shift from President George W. Bush’s policy toward a nation he labeled part of an axis of evil”.

  • Bill Hedges
  • D.D.Mao

    Hmmmm…….Obviously the liberal left aboard isn’t as tolerant and is in fact more bigoted than they make out to have us believe.

    OH! and by the way Einstien the word you should have used is ACCEPTED NOT EXCEPTED.Nothing worse than a dumb**** bigot !

  • Bill Hedges

    jd

    I waited for DDMao to reply. He had right to first shot.

    You “LOL” a lot. Can’t cope with facts and figures I guess. You worry about, “shouldn’t this be under commentary or are we considering this news?”, like that matters.

    Then your last comment. Customs differ between Countries. I would hope I don’t have to explain that to you. When my nephew went to work in Mid East he gave me copy of do and don’t there. Some things o.k. here will get you in trouble there.

    Guys holding hands in parts of California is not long held customs. Just another LOL in a long line by you.

    I’ll save my accurate colorful response. Use your very vivid imagination.

    As normal, you will disregard facts along with evidence, then LOL.

  • JD

    lol. lol. lol. lol.

    You two need to learn how to take a joke. lol. lol. lol.

    Maybe one day DD and I can meet in the middle east and hold hands. lol.

    seriously, lol, guys… lighten up.

    oh yeah, I forgot. Lol.

  • Bill Hedges

    Me

    “As normal, you will disregard facts along with evidence, then LOL.”

  • D.D.Mao

    Bill………..Well you’re partly right.People who are angry or uncomfortable with statements punctuate the conversation with laughter to make things come off lighter.It’s an easy filler when the mind goes blank.

    OR YOU’RE TIRED OF DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE

  • Bill Hedges

    jd

    Among my friends we have a term… “convenient funny bone”. When you put your foot in your mouth and can’t get out, you yell… “JOKE”, trying to save face.

    We run into people like that sometimes.

  • Bill Hedges

    DDMao

    I believe everything jd wrote has been addressed and ended up on the short in of the stick at least in recent memory. I’ve changed your quote to:

    “jd TIRED OF DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE “.

    “That was my idea, I didn’t want that joker to get hit in the face. He had a lot of plastic surgery.”
    Danny Carlisle quotes

  • Bill Hedges

    “Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.”

    Daniel P. Moynih

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Good point you bring up, Nate. This is blatant hypocrisy. I think Bush deserved scrutiny for his relationship with the Arab leaders, but Obama just as much so.

  • Bill Hedges

    Christopher

    What is really weird about this is_

    “An American representative of the Saudi royal family helped pay for his Harvard law school education”. Referring to Obama

    I supplied source 229pm April 8.

  • D.D.Mao

    An unconfirmed report from the White House today stated the President as saying “I did not have salutational relations with that man”

  • Bill Hedges

    Some put peanut butter on their law degree. Obama put crap

  • Bill Hedges

    Is sad to have a President who has to be a liar concerning a “bow”. Such a pity. A V.President who must be a liar about conversation with Bush. Most here know Biden long history of foot’n’mouth condition.
    …..

    “Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen”

    Maimonides

  • Babs

    Another example of Obama not being held to the same standards as Bush – or any other president, for that matter.