Obamateurism of the Day

You know the guy you used to hate in high school — the guy who always yanked back his hand after offering it for a handshake and yelled, “Psyche?” Imagine going to a country stocked with nothing but that guy’s brothers, and you may imagine what it was like during this reception for Barack Obama in Russia. Obama seems a bit nonplussed when the entire room sucks up to Dmitry Medvedev and ignores the American President:

It looks like we have another protocol breakdown here. Did anyone brief Obama on how the reception line would be handled? And I wonder why the American media didn’t report on what really is insulting treatment towards our head of state … okay, I know, I don’t really wonder about it at all.

I originally got this from Gateway Pundit, and got a number of e-mails about this afterwards.

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