Real Manly Presidents Don’t Hug…Which Means The Deciderer is …. What?
Am I the only one who saw weakness when President Obama and his departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel gave each other big, fat, full-bore hug following their speeches at the resignation event in the White House’s East Room on Friday?
You are the only one who thinks that, you sexually terrified old hack. (Assumptions not in evidence, but what the hell, it’s my blog.)
I think the hug lacked dignity. It did not send a message of American power and forcefulness. So I fret about the reaction around the world to this kind of fraternity-like emotionalism in full public view.
That would be because the rest of the world responds so viscerally to American displays of such manly vigor.
And for commentary, let me turn to official Inverse Square analyst, Dr. M. Python:
Why not just a dignified, stand-up, serious handshake? That’s what Reagan would have done. A strong handshake shows friendship, respect, and even affection. But a big fat hug seems to go over the line.
And he should know. Here’s Kudlow, explaining why John McCain is our president today:
McCain is much more than a POW who somehow survived the Hanoi Hilton. He is a true military man. It flows through his veins, posing a whopper of a problem for Hillary or Obama. Guaranteed, there will be no chicken-hawk taunts.
And here’s how such a man interacts with a member of species Accipiter cooperii:
And last, let me pose a challenge. Go ahead, Larry Kudlow. I dare you. Tell these guys that their big fat hugs eliminate their claim to American power and forcefulness.
I’ll sell tickets:
Alternatively, just shut up.