Thursday, October 9, 2008

Snub? Not the Issue.

Jon posted this without comment. And I'm not sure what comment it deserves. After redirecting the handshake McCain looks like he's aware of the awkward miss and he shrugs and makes some comment. Obama shakes Cindy's hand and smiles over at McCain in acknowledgment. At least that what it looks like to me.

McCain doesn't need to be taken down by missed handshakes and dismissive lines. He needs rather to be held accountable for spreading a pall of fear as a comfort to those who want an institutional mandate for their intolerance. Those who hope this is a snub because it expresses their disrespect.

1 comment:

The Ridger, FCD said...

They beat this to death at TPM. Apparently from some angles you can see that they did have a hurried handshake before Tom Brokaw got antsy about his teleprompter and ran them away from it.

McCain's anger at/fear of/disdain for Obama is pretty palpable, but I do think he probably meant to shake hands.