One morning CNN showed George W. leaving HM-1. The Marine at the front step saluted, GW returned it, and as he walked away, the Marine executed a right face to stand facing GW's back... something that was missing in eight years of the Clinton presidency.
The traditional Marine Corps mark of respect was rendered to the new president. That one goes back to the days in the rigging, when the Marine orderly to the ship's captain always faced him, no matter his direction of movement, to be ready to receive an order.
Who says that enlisted men can't hold back when they don't respect someone?
...And for eight years, they did!!
This account is not true but I like it anyway!