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In what can only be called an Epic Win, President Obama has turned his back on Superman!

USA rules!

With this daring breach of protocol (at the risk of a super-wedgie) Obama has done what no American President has ever done – disrespected Superman.

I think we can all agree that this is truly a great day to be an American!

  • http://sidewaysmencken.blogspot michael reynolds

    This is more like it. No more kowtowing to superheroes.

    After all, Superman’s father Jor-El was a leader of a doomed planet. We should not show respect to the spawn of failed leaders.

    Incidentally, Superman’s true name is Kal-el, a very popular name . . . in Kenya!

  • Agnostick

    The JLA has called for a boycott of America. Aquaman has set up a one-hero naval blockade of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, while Wonder Woman is patrolling a no-fly zone over our skies.

    Inmates at Arkham have been trasnported, under tight security, to Gotham City and Metropolis, where trials are due to begin next week.

  • http://www.donklephant.com Justin Gardner

    It’s about damned time!

  • Mark Logan

    So what?

    Did he tug on Superman’s cape? Spit into the wind? Turn his back on the Lone Ranger? Mess around with Jim?

    Text me when he’s actually done something *really* daring.

  • http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi

    Come on guys, even the Japanese have said that the bow was inappropriate. At least one mainstream news organization won’t run the photo. From ABC news:

    Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first year English teacher trying to impress with Karate Kid-level knowledge of Japanese customs.

    “The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.

  • http://sidewaysmencken.blogspot michael reynolds

    Yes, Jimmy. Now the entire world thinks we are weak. Soon they will drink our milkshake. Because thanks to an improperly-execute bow we are no longer the world’s largest economy, we are no longer the largest military power, no longer the culturally dominant power, the technology leader. . . all of it gone because of a bow.

    Woe is us.

    I wish we could go back to the days of W when the whole world just thought we were retarded.

  • gerryf

    Bad news Mike–with all the hullabaloo over the “bow bent round the world” they still think we are retarded.

  • Chris

    If the glass boot fits….

  • http://frankhagan.com Frank Hagan

    I’m thinking we’re missing the real reason for the reflexive bows: M has provided “Obama, Barack Obama” with a miniature teleprompter in his belt buckle that reflects on his shoes. Every school kid that tried shining his leather dress shoes to look up girl’s skirts in Sunday School should recognize the move.

    Obama is cool though. Even though Axlerod has put “DON’T BOW!” on the shoe-prompter you can hardly tell the President is mentally exclaiming “DOH!”