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Old August 23, 2011, 06:43 PM   #41
Evan Thomas
Join Date: July 7, 2008
Location: Upper midwest
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Originally Posted by Coyote WT
One thing I haven't seen brought up yet as part of the theory is his/her role as an international figure. <snip>
I would assume that the laws of the host country would apply but then again, the president does travel with small army as has been pointed out.
Following the laws and customs of the host country would be basic diplomatic courtesy...

Ever see the video of George W. Bush coming up behind Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and grabbing her by the shoulders? A guy can probably get by with something like that in a bar in Texas, if he knows the woman well enough... but grabbing a foreign head of government at an international summit meeting? Not cool... she was way startled. He was lucky she wasn't packing.
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