Monday, November 19, 2012

Obama Bowing Again?

Weasel Zippers reports that Obama has been caught bowing again, apparently this time while receiving flowers from a young girl.

From the photo, it isn't clear if he is bowing or merely stooping to grasp the flowers. However, seeing him appearing to bow to a young girl, I wondered if his bowing is just a habit from his youth. When I returned from a religious mission to Japan, I was still bowing to people for months afterward. Sure enough, bowing is a common form of greeting among the Chinese and Hindu inhabitants of Indonesia.

I won't pretend to understand why Obama gave such deep bows in the past, but I can only ascribe it to inexperience and habit.

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