Obama's Head Bump

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    Not so funny is the entirely lame salute just prior to boarding.

    He is Commander in Chief and as such, must improve that salute which is not up to regulation.

    That being said, the head bump looks like it hurt a bit:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce887_8qhqk]YouTube - Ouch! - Obama bumps head[/ame]
     
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    Hey what is this? Is this supposed to be news?
     
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    Omg, I can't believe somebody else noticed the revolting salute, too. It's like, dude...if you can't hack it, just don't salute. No salute at all is better than a limp-wristed, dismissive, half-assed salute....I can't imagine what the officer he insulted thought of it.

    Not much, I imagine.
     
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    I don't think a president should not even salute, or aim I wrong on this?
     
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    presidents didn't return salutes until reagan came into office. IMO, it's improper to salute if you're not in uniform.
     
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    The saluting concerns have been an ongoing issue. Apparently it is not a priority for him - much as it was not for Clinton.

    That is too bad.

    Daily Kos: Obama needs to learn how to salute properly

    And more troubling in a somewhat related topic that went largely under reported...

    Obama Becomes the First President to Skip the "Salute to Heroes" Ball. No Time for Medal of Honor Recipients...yeah...honeymoon over.

    All Obama need do is follow this man's example...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8j4F-YBY6Y]YouTube - Ronald Reagan[/ame]
     
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    you mean like Bush going to a locked door in China?
    kinda like that?
     
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    yea.....the comander in chief of the military shold no salute.......
     
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    well, if he's going to do it, he should at least learn how to do it right
    dontcha think?
     
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    Perhaps it means little to him.

    Reagan practiced that salute for hours out of respect for what it represented.

    Much like his insistence when he worked in the Oval Office he ALWAYS wore coat and tie and expected the same from his staff.

    No casual Friday's during Reagan's time at the White House.

    The casual Oval Office look has been embraced by Carter, Clinton, and now Obama.

    Why is that?
     

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