Hat top to HotAir for their Obamateurism Of The Day, the president bowing a ridiculously low bow to the emperor of Japan:
This is how a president or VP should meet foreign leaders.
From an LA Times piece on this controversy:
Remember Michelle Obama casually patting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on the back during their Buckingham Palace visit? America’s royalty tends to make movies and get bad reviews and lots of money as a sign of respect.
Back in 1994 when President Bill Clinton appeared to maybe perhaps almost start to bow to Akihito at a White House encounter, U.S. officials rushed to deny it was any such a thing. And the N.Y. Times chronicled the comedic drama here.