Opinion: Did Obama give Wen Jiabao another wow bow?
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Body language can often say much more than spoken words. Especially in global diplomacy where form is so important and so closely studied.
Remember the first -- and last -- time President Obama was in Asia and all the kerfuffle over his bad form simultaneous bowing and handshaking with Japan’s Emperor Akihito? (Photos and video here). And the not quite so low bow he later gave in China? Or Michelle Obama‘s patronizing pat to the back of that little old lady called Queen Elizabeth?
So if this photo of Obama leaning way over to stress his point isn’t technically a bow, who do you think in this picture out of Copenhagen is doing the selling/pleading -- China’s Wen Jiabao or America’s Democrat president?
And who doesn’t look really all that receptive to whatever is being sought? So you running dogs of America say.
What would your photo caption be for Obama talking here?
‘If you’ll just buy a trillion more dollars in our debt, I can afford Harry Reid‘s healthcare bill.’
‘So Lamar Odom sets the pick and Kobe rolls off him.’
‘No, we don’t have women in our office games either.’
‘I once ate a whole pie this big.’
‘Well, the last I heard it was up to 14 mistresses, but it changes every day.’
What are your caption nominees?
-- Andrew Malcolm