Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Sweet, but not quite enough for President BO (the amateur president).

OK...that's better, but let's try one more>

He is SOOOOO presidential, isn't he?


Xavier Onassis said...

You continue to be ridiculously uninformed in international protocol.

The American Protocol of formally shaking hands with a firm grip is NOT how you greet and meet leaders of other countries from other cultures on their home turf.

When you are meeting a Monarch, you bow.

In some countries, you give a kiss to each cheek and sometimes to the mouth.

In other countries, you make no physical contact at all.

Do you think that the American President should arrogantly stomp his way around the world insisting that all world leaders shake his hand despite their customs regarding displays of respect?

Xavier Onassis said...

When I visit your blog and leave comments, I respect you by abiding by your protocols of politeness and respect.

I do that because I am visiting you on your home turf.

As you well know, I have a decidedly different tone on my own blog.

Are you making the case that the President of the United States should be the equivalent of a blog troll by behaving in other people's homes in the same way he would in his own?

Why shouldn't he show respect to foreign leaders according to their own customs and protocols?

Darth Bacon said...

I'll give this respect the same respect that he give to President Bush, NONE!

Craig said...

He is SOOOOO presidential, isn't he?

I know, right? Here's how it's done. And here.

Darth Bacon said...

You seemed to miss the King of Kenya. Bowing DOWN to all those Arabs and walking out of the Oval Office leaving the Prime Minster of Israel sitting there!

Or did you already forget that!!!!!

Joe said...

XO: Yeah. I'm ignorant of international protocol. I lived in Europe where the kiss of greeting is the norm, even between men.

The norm for greeting with kisses in Burma is a "brush-kiss" on each cheek or a missed kiss on the lips.

By the way, in his speech, the great orator mispronounced Aung San Suu Kyi's name three times.

In addition, this consummate professional president referred to Burmese President Thein Sein as President Sein, something which is considered a serious breach of protocol by the Burmese. He must always be addressed as President Theirn Sein, never President Sein.

But, being the professional that he is, President BO (the amateur president) either did not get the proper advice from his aides, or he simply did not take the time to learn the correct protocol.

So in fact, he did NOT show respect for the protocols of the turf he was visiting.

(By the way, I DO appreciate the respect you usually demonstrate when you visit here. That's why I allow you to keep coming, much to the chagrin of many of my conservative regulars).

Joe said...

Craig: The discussion is not about Bush, it is about Obama. If Bush broke protocol, shame on him. But Obama does not get excused because of something someone else did.

Incorrect protocol on the international scene is wrong no matter who engages in it.

Ducky's here said...

How long has the junta ruled in Burma.

Finally there is a little daylight and Joe does nothing but find reasons to carp.

Kudos to Obama and Clinton for opening talks.

Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - "(By the way, I DO appreciate the respect you usually demonstrate when you visit here. That's why I allow you to keep coming, much to the chagrin of many of my conservative regulars)."

Thank you for acknowledging my restraint and good behavior.

As a token of my appreciation for your tolerance, you are more than welcome to come to my blog and carpet my comment section with F Bombs.

What happens on my blog, stays on my blog. Because people stopped reading it years ago when I got bored with repeating myself. LOL!