Barack Obama apparently knows (or cares) little about etiquette and respect. His haffast salute to U.S. Marines as he exited presidential helicopter Marine One is the pudding proof, and it keeps him tied with Vice President Joe Biden in doing something dumb each day.
In the past, the president has been known to simply walk past the salutes. That is more correct, etiquettely speaking, than a half-hearted, limpy flick of a Styrofoam cup-restricting wrist. Civilians, even presidents, aren’t expected to return salutes unless they are veterans. Many