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Why did President Obama bow to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio?

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[SKIP O'ROURKE | Times]

Did you see this photo from President Obama's visit to Tampa last week? Readers on tampabay.com and across the Web are wondering why Obama bowed to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. Your ideas?

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Times photographer Edmund D. Fountain wrote a first-person essay on his reaction to the buzz about Obama's bow. My Obama photo gets skewed.

Times reporter Kim Wilmath spoke to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio about her reaction. "President Obama appeared to bow to Mayor Pam Iorio when she greeted him in Tampa last week, and now the conservative blogosphere is alive with criticism.

"Iorio's reaction: Who cares about a courteous little bow?"

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 5:02pm]

    

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