Originally Posted by ut0pia
I thought the ipod wasn't a terrible gift, but the fact that it was filled with his speeches made it ridiculous...
I have heard that the gift was vetted before it was given, and the Queen's staff specifically approved it and its contents.
As to the bow, Obama has risen extremely quickly and has little experience in protocol. It's not traditional for the U.S. President to bow or otherwise appear subservient. However, he's not the first to mess up like that, and I suspect he'll learn.
All that assumes he wasn't just leaning down to pick up his Blackberry!
The fact that his press secretary can't seem to get the story straight is of some concern.
As to Clinton, even his friends
say that he will lie when there is no reason to do so, that it is habitual with him.