It's not "treasonous," as the blogosphere has suggested, but President Obama needs to stop bowing to foreign dignitaries. Not only does it look bad for the leader of the free world to bow to anyone, but his bow to Emperor Akihito of Japan over the weekend wasn't even culturally correct, reported ABC News. One academic with knowledge of the Japanese Empire said the "handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate" that it recalled President Bush's back rub of the German chancellor. Then again, said the unnamed scholarly critic, "if Obama can get the dollar to stop bowing to the yen, I take it all back." Obama similarly dipped at the waist in April upon meeting King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.