Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Here's how slow the political season is now ...

When times are slow, the details parsed get smaller and smaller; witness an item in an NYT blog:

Deconstructing the Bump - The affectionate fist bump between Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, before his victory speech last week in St. Paul became an instant source of fascination among commentators in the news media, who for days have tried to decipher the meaning behind this supposedly odd gesture.

Geez, these folks have too much time on their hands.

But perhaps none went as far afield as E. D. Hill of the Fox News Channel, who, teasing to a segment last Friday on the Obamas’ moment, said: “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently.” Media Matters, a liberal group, called attention to her comments that day and demanded an apology on Monday.

A terrorist fist jab? Well, a Fox person; what else to expect but a stupid comment?

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