April 6, 2009 By Fausta Bowing, and receiving a medal Charles Johnson posts that Pres. GW Bush bowed to King Abdullah, and posts a video. In the video, George W. Bush is leaning down in order to receive a medal King Abdullah. I am more than willing to criticize Bush’s hand-holding and receiving medals from the Saudis, as the US persists in remaining dependent on Saudi Oil. However, Obama’s bow was, as Jules put it, a gratuitous abasement of the office of the presidency. Fie on both of them.