Yes, he did it again:
Now the obligatory: When will the NY Times dust off the criticism of Bill Clinton’s “almost bow” to the Emperor?

“IF I see another king, I think I shall bite him,” Teddy Roosevelt once growled. Offered that opportunity with the Japanese equivalent last week, Bill Clinton turned out to have had quite something else in mind.

It wasn’t a bow, exactly. But Mr. Clinton came close. He inclined his head and shoulders forward, he pressed his hands together. It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.

Waiting for Little Green Footballs to find a screen shot of Bush bowing to the Emperor.

And Robert Gibbs to deny it was a bow.

And the nutroots to say it’s all good.

Update: Some more on the photo, from The Purple Center.

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