Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Politics on the Hump

I had the most awesome response to last week's post, but I did not approve any comments for publication because most of them were prefaced with "Please don't publish this, but". Many of them finished this sentence with comments like, I am so sorry I voted for this jack-ass, or My online business thrives on liberal customers, etc etc. So, I just did not publish any of them. And I'm going to continue doing that on Wednesdays for Politics on the Hump. So, feel free to comment as always. I'll be reading them. :-)

White House to Idiot Nation: "This was not a bow. There was a height difference"

Are you kidding me? Seriously? Oh, he was just looking at the Saudi Prince's belt buckle? His head clearly dipped down below the Prince's shoulders!

For any of you who think this kind of governmental deceit is okay, I have a book for you to read called "1984" by George Orwell. Yes, I know it's boring. That's part of the story line, because it is the total of many little boring seemingly uneventful changes that create the world Orwell warns so effectively against.

In the spirit of Orwell, I am from now on calling the Press Secretary Gibbs the Minister of Spin. Or maybe, the Minister of Misinformation. Or maybe, the Minister of Obama Speak. {Sigh.}

I have no feeling one way or another about Obama bowing to the Saudi Prince. If it is correct protocol, then it's ridiculous to accuse him of being soft on the Saudis for doing it. The only reason I'm ticked off is that the administration feels the need to blatantly lie about it? Oh, what you saw is in actually not what you saw? I'll never agree to that crap. Ever. This is far from the first time this has happened with them, either. This and the complicity of many in the media is the true danger here. I'd rather have a donkey as president than one who treats the truth this way and hides behind it instead of manning up and just saying, yeah, so what about it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too have been searching for protocol on meeting Arab diplomats. I don't see why the press office chose to lie and deny if it is a show of respect to a dignitary...They shake hands which is a Western thing.