You are the president of the most powerful nation on the face of the earth, the eternal beacon for freedom, the home and sanctuary of liberty and justice for the downtrodden who (legally) make it to our shores, the (formerly) powerful engine of capitalistic endeavor and friend to all nations who share our ideals and goals.
You host a state dinner and have as one of the honored guests, the prime minister of the largest democracy in the world. You stand in his honor to offer a salutation to this fellow head of state holding your water glass adorned with a paper napkin?
This is so-o-o-o-o wrong on so many levels. It is like a scene from one of those wedding-receptions-held-in-a-Holiday-Inn-hospitality-room, for instance, with the clueless guest offering up some mumbling me-too plaudits for the bride and groom.
Paper napkins for state dinners? And you can't get wide with a little glass of bubbly for the PM?
(Hat tip to Hot Air's What was the Obamateurism of the Week (12/6)? and to the contributor petunia who pointed out the paper napkin.)
UPDATE: Our golden boy, The POSOTUS, after a turkey break, is firmly orbiting in the mid minus teens at the RAZ DT. Note that his Strongly Approve numbers for this day weigh in at a low of 25 percent.
Doin' the Limbo Rock!