This picture speaks a million words. As does the media who way over-analyzed things. The Telegraph, an otherwise esteemed UK paper, mocked and genuinely seemed concerned for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Mr Bush threw the Prime Minister off balance with his hip-hop-style handshake when the pair met during the outgoing President’s farewell tour of Britain.
Instead of going in for a straight grip-and-pump, with the fingers slipping under the wrist, Mr Bush gripped around Mr Brown’s thumb, to the obvious confusion of his partner in the War on Terror.
The unusual, “street”-style greeting, more commonly used by young sports stars and musicians than middle-aged heads of state, so perplexed Mr Brown that three of his fingers somehow slipped inside Mr Bush’s jacket sleeve.
Just try reading that with a straight face. I mean it’s all well and good that hip hop is pervading all kinds of culture, but this is just plain silly.