Some are loudly mocking Obama for this. I'd say give the guy a break.
The king is but a man, as I am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me: the element shows to him as it doth to me; all his senses have but human conditions:Presidents are a lower species than kings, but the principle applies. And we must recall that the wisdom of the American people has given us a president who hasn't yet had the years of practice in checking out passing babes without allowing it to be obvious to the camera. Give it some time, and when his senses kick in with human conditions as the element shows to him, he'll gaze upon it with the same cool aplomb as Sarkozy.