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Bush's 'Back Rub'

If you haven't seen video of the President's now infamous 'back rub' of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, here it is:

Now, let's be serious. This wasn't a 'back rub' or even a 'neck massage' - unless you apply the loosest possible definition to those terms, which most people do not. It was a greeting.

Was it an appropriate greeting? Probably not. Was it "sexual harassment?" You must be kidding me. But that's what the almost always morally confused editors at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer think, even going so far as to make a glancing but utterly unserious comparison to the behavior of William Jefferson Clinton.