It takes a lot to get my jaw to drop, but this, this morning………….
For a brief second, I though some blogger had little else to do on a Saturday night and did a Photoshop job, but nope…… And the official WH spin is that the current WH occupant was simply following protocol???!!!!!
OK, then what about this
Just who in hell is advising the current WH occupant?! Or is this some bizarre PC driven act? Or perhaps as I now strongly suspect , the current WH occupant is hell-bent on channeling one of the 20th century's biggest Presidential mistakes. Carter (the other is probably Harding).
Yeah, yeah, Bush I lost his cookies at a state dinner in Tokyo and Bush II couldn't find the exit door in China. Both were embarrassing but on a かわいいそうlevel for Bush I andどんくさい for Bush II. Embarrassing but overall, harmless.
But besides embarrassing (and I suspect to the Imperial Family and many Japanese are too. As for those 'nice boyz' in those dark sound trucks…), little things such as these send out the wrong signals that can have unpleasant implications later on. F'r instance Truman's S of State Acheson a smart man, but an off-hand remark about what was and wasn't covered under the U.S. umbrella in Asia, was interpreted in Pyongyang & Moscow as a green light for the invasion of the southern half of the Korean peninsula, leading to…..
Am aware many on Vox voted for and adore the current WH occupant, but I see him more and more as one and done in 2012.