When White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced his resignation at the end of May, a video of an awkward farewell hug between him and President Barack Obama started making its rounds around the Internet. Carney went in for a handshake and Obama pulled him in for a hug. As awkward as it looked, it wasn’t that big of a deal.
But somehow we missed this.
Did the President of the United States blow a kiss to his outgoing employee?
Here’s an official version of the video (awkward hug at around 4:18):
Now, this isn’t that big of a deal. But it’s Friday—and man-to-man kiss blowing is a little strange in a professional context.
It’s also worth noting that, for a President who has gone to such great lengths to control his image by limiting press access to his candid moments, Americans get more than their fair share of Obama awkwardness.
Case in point:
Mostly, we’re just wondering what our readers’ take is. And where is the liberal media that ruthlessly mocked President George W. Bush every time he did or said something unusual? Let us know in the comments below.