So I got an email from a reader who happens to work in media. She mentioned a photo that was on the Associated Press website showing President G. W. Bush shaking hands with Mormon President Thomas Monson when the President was in Utah last week. It looks like Bush is working some mojo on the handshake.
I decided nothing of it, figuring either Bush was being a nutburger or perhaps playing a practical joke. I showed the photo to Heather and that lead me down the internet rat hole of searching and seeing what people were saying, if anything.
Photo by Eric Draper.
The White House website.
Which lead me to this post on freerepublic.com. The comments are priceless. Logic abounds.
Forum post showing non-Mormon handshakes between Bush and other people where he’s not all jiggy up in the forearm area.
I normally wouldn’t devote such a great deal of time on a post like this, but I’m kind of wondering if maybe Bush wasn’t taking the mick? It kind of looks like Monson is giving it back to him, so maybe it’s more like Bush is all “How you like me NOW, huh?” and then Monson is all “Really? Back atcha, cap’n evangelical.”
Religious leaders and heads of state can be so cute sometimes.