Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Hereï¿½s an interesting conundrum for you Mike, if Bob and Ess think that itï¿½s not a bow am I to presume that you think theyï¿½re liars too? Or could it be that theyï¿½re simply mistaken?
If Bob and Ess don't think it's a bow then it is because of partisan thinking and sticking up for their "guy". Essorant has since come out and said it is a bow so that leaves Bob. If the video were of Bush, it would be not only a bow but a curtsey and a loo-de-loop, also. That's ok.
It's so funny because it was such a non-issue. The fact that he is bowing is a fact, just by looking at the pic and video. The fact that the white house lied about it is also a fact, from the "no bow" to the "two-handed handshake".
All any of these people had to say was, "Fine. It was a bow - so what?" and it would have been a dead issue. Instead we have all of this energy (and dishonesty) trying to convince people of something clearly visible on tape to be untrue. It's like the husband caught in bed with the maid, saying to the wife, "Are you gonna believe what you see or what I tell you?"
One has to wonder if they are going through all of this in CYA mode over such a small item, what will they do on the important ones? That's a question everyone should wonder about.
Anyway, I narrowed down to these possibilities:
(1) Obama had a back spasm at the minute he reached to shake hands
(2) Obama was admiring the shine on the sheik's slippers
(3) Obama suffers from ADD. "Nice to meet you, shei....OH! LOOK AT THAT MOUSE!!!
(4) Obama bowed.
Take your pick