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President Chandler Bing

Weasel Zippers has the photo of Obama bowing to the Mayor of an American city and I’ve now seen two different blogs (HotAirPundit and Gabriel Malor at AoSHQ) post about it. Gabriel Malor calls it “weird” while echoing Weasel Zippers’ query of why the President of the United States would bow to the Mayor of an American city.

I wondered the same thing upon seeing the photo, and then it hit me: Obama is pulling a Chandler Bing. Those who are fans of the series Friends probably recall the storyline of when Chandler and Monica first started dating after having their one-night stand in England. They were trying to keep their ongoing fling secret from their other friends, but kept slipping up and having to come up with silly ways to explain things away.

Well, in one episode, “The One with All the Kissing”, Chandler covers up for being caught kissing Monica by proceeding to kiss Rachel and Phoebe (at 05:30 and again at 08:20):

My guess is that Obama and his pop culture advisors decided to ‘pull a Chandler’ in order to cover up for all of Obama’s other bows to foreign Heads of State. Now that he has bowed to an American Mayor, they can say “see, he bows to everyone, as a sign of respect, not just to foreign leaders out of a sign of subservience like those stupid far right-wing nutjobs have been saying”.

From the AoSHQ comments, someone on the same wavelength as me:

It’s retroactive spin-doctoring. This way he makes it look like he wasn’t being some kind of cringing clueless nincompoop when bowing to foreign royalty. “See? He just bows to people! He’s just a bowing kind of guy!” is what his loyal douchebags will post on blogs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:28 PM

Yep.

And this song seems appropriate: Take a Bow, President Bing…

Corrupt
you corrupt
& bring corruption to all that you touch

Hold
you’ll behold
and beholden for all that you’ve done

Spell
cast a spell
cast a spell on the country you run

And risk
you will risk
you will risk all their lives and their souls

And burn
you will burn
you will burn in hell
you burn in hell for your sins

Oh, our freedom’s consuming itself
what we’ve become
is contrary to what we want

Take a bow

Death
you bring death
and destruction to all that you touch

Pay
you must pay
you must pay for your crimes against the

Hex
feed the hex
feed the hex on the country you love

And beg
you will beg
you will beg for their lives and their soul

And burn
you will burn
you will burn in hell
you burn in hell for your sins

Hmmm… this might explain the bowing as well. She’s one of Obama’s Muslim masters: Mayor Iorio’s “CAIR Days”

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January 31, 2010 , 5:39PM - Posted by | Barack Obama

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