Sunday, August 15, 2004

Hug-Buddies

Here is an interesting look at all the embracing that has been going on the political arena lately. You can find out what it all means.
"FDR didn't hug Harry Truman, and it's hard to imagine George Washington blowing kisses to John Adams," he says. "I don't know if we need to go all the way back to the days when Congressman Preston Brooks nearly beat Sen. Charles Sumner to death on the Senate floor with his cane" — that was 1856 — "but do we really need Dr. Phil on the ticket?" Dal Col warns that ancient Roman history shows that hugs are not a new political tool — nor are they always as chummy as they seem. "Julius Caesar got hugged by Brutus," he says, "but on that last hug we know what happened."
Hm. Definitely puts a different spin on the Kerry and Edwards love affair, doesn't it? I guess this is all done in an attempt to show a warm-fuzzy, united front. Personally, I prefer to have a leader who is strong and not in touch with his feminine side. Isn't that what the First Lady is for? Oh, wait, Kerry has Theresa. I guess he would be the one who is huggy in this duo.