“Just Don’t Hug Me”

“JUST DON’T HUG ME”….Our president seems to be making a real habit of saying stuff that’s just plain weird. Today, after inadvertently insulting an audience member at a campaign appearance….

Bush moved quickly to end the session. He turned to Bob Watson, superintendent of the El Dorado Public Schools who had opened the meeting by inadvertently insulting Bush.

“Governor excuse me, President,” Watson said.

Bush muttered, “How quickly they forget.”

When Watson offered to shake Bush’s hand, the president shot back: “Just don’t hug me.”

Huh?

UPDATE: QandO provides some context that ABC News left out. Makes more sense now.