Sunday, November 15, 2009
Take A Bow
While reading The Huffington Post I saw that some of the President’s critics were calling him to task for bowing to the Emperor of Japan the other day. They neglected to acknowledge that the Emperor of Japan bowed to the President also. The Japanese people bow to each other all the time. It is a show of respect. I bow so much in Japanese restaurants and stores my back hurts at the end of the visit. The President was not bowing in subservience to an Emperor he was greeting a man in the common tradition of the man’s culture.