vrijdag 23 september 2011

Barack's Presidential Protocol Bloopers

Jeannie DeAngelis

Barack Obama is a man who marches to the beat of his own drummer. The President of the United States is so laid-back he disregards protocol, and if his behavior were to be measured in drum beats, the syncopation would certainly be considered off-tempo. Either Barack Obama is ignorant when it comes to international decorum, is totally devoid of personal self-awareness, or believes the superiority of his presence supersedes the need for propriety.

On the whole, the Obamas have had their fair share of faux pas on the world stage. For instance, a few months after Obama was sworn into office, on a trip to Britain, Michelle was so overtaken with fondness for the Queen of England that she spontaneously gave her a hug

Protocol is defined as "a code prescribing strict adherence to correct etiquette and precedence (as in diplomatic exchange and in the military services)." Precedence was certainly broken when America's touchy-feely first lady, who thankfully had the wherewithal to skip the fist bump, treated the elderly royal to what the British press described as a close, demonstrative clinch.

Read more at: American Thinker