Under the cover of jest, that's when truth is revealed.
This photo of King Karl, joking with staff members after Saturday's White House Correspondents' dinner, literally begs for interpretation. Because I have no more background than you, the gesture could be nothing more than exclamation, or light-hearted appeal. Let's not forget, however, this antagonistic man is practicing under a perpetual indictment rumor, and no one is more craftily opportunistic in the face of a lens.
Probably, my association is tainted as much by the clandestine-ish "back-to-the-camera" power conversation as it is by the (just classic) merger of Karl with the security officer.
Of course, I'd like to hear your read.
What I see is a smug, unscrupulous and even taunting penguin daring: "Just cuff me!"
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(image: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP. April 29, 2006. Washington. via YahooNews)