Because we could all use a periodic reminder that one of the benefits of being a walking joke is that you have free rein to make addlepated criticism of almost anything, here's CNBC host Larry Kudlow, fully realizing the foreign policy implications of that time President Barack Obama gave his friend, Rahm Emanuel, a hug:
"I think the hug lacked dignity. It did not send a message of American power and forcefulness ... 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."
While I'm troubled by the thought that Kudlow potentially considers himself to have gotten to second base with everyone he's ever shared a handshake with, how can one disagree? Clearly, Obama should have sent the right message to our enemies by ordering Chicago mayoral frontrunner Tom Dart to be attacked with robot drones.