Friday, September 12, 2008

What's up with that?

One of Michelle Malkin's readers noticed that, in this video of the 9/11 ceremonies in New York, Barack Obama avoids shaking hands with a firefighter and a construction worker at the site:

UPDATE: Clark Stooksbury accuses Malkin of ginning up "bogus outrage." But Obama's actions are kind of . . . odd. For about 10 seconds, he's talking to the woman at the end of the line, then as the rest of the group begins to move away, Obama glances (:15) at the firefighter -- but rather than offering a handshake, Obama kind of nods at him, then moves off to his left, making sort of a semi-circle to the left of Mayor Bloomb erg, as if to avoid the construction worker. It's just odd for a politician to miss an opportunity to shake hands with another voter like that.


  1. Unsufferably condescending behavior on the part of Obama! Maybe because he thinks they are "bitter and clinging to their guns"? He can't hide his distaste for having to be at this memorial. If if weren't for the fact that he's in a highly publicized position, he wouldn't be at ANY 9/11 memorial yesterday. I can't wait for him to lose so that we don't have to be subjected to his elitist demeanor on a daily basis.

  2. He seemed fine to me.