President Barack Obama found himself in a predicament after TV cameras caught him paying homage by bowing to, of all people….the Burger King mascot! (Image courtesy of the ever-clever Glenn McCoy.)
After several on-camera bows to the Emperor of Japan, who’s royal lineage had a major part in the vicious attack on our country just a few generations ago, the hapless ‘Barry’ Obama was once again caught bowing, this time to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Sultan of Brunei, and of course, most recently during a quick stop at a fast food restaurant, the Burger King mascot, who was handing out coloring books to a throng of kids.
After purchasing a bag of super-sized chicken fries and a strawberry milkshake, the leader of the free world bowed to the Burger King mascot near the door, and in the process almost spilled his milkshake.
Obama made a quick statement to reporters who had their cameras trained on the event. “I guess I got carried away and wanted to make sure that everyone knows our country is sorry for protecting the free world, giving immense amounts of foreign aid away, and being the inspiring symbol of freedom.
Other nations have noticed as well. In Communist Cuba, the Castro brothers have started to wear crowns and purple capes in public. In Iran, the RTEvolutionary Council gave permission for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wear one of the Shah’s old crowns in the event Obama might stop by for tea and cookies one day to discuss nuclear issues. Not to be outdone, in Venezula, Hugo Chavez reportedly has had a life sized, full color crown tattooed on his ass, anticipating the next United Nations meeting.
Other fast food companies besides Burger King were quick to pick up on the free publicity. Dairy Queen, Prince Potato Chips, Royal Crown Cola, and King Kong donuts all have inquired about a Presidential visit in the near future.
White House press secretary Robin Gibbs played down ‘the bow’ by explaining, “The President wasn’t really bowing, he merely bent over to pick up a quarter that someone dropped.”