QUOTE OF THE DAY…. George Will’s understanding of social norms is on par with his understanding of global warming.

Asked for a “final thought” on the president’s speech last night, conservative columnist George Will chose to focus on the fact that Obama was able to wrap his arms around another man, in friendship. “I don’t know when men started to hug each other, but hug they do, and look at that,” he said.

Really? I don’t recall him complaining when George W. Bush kissed Joe Lieberman after a State of the Union address a couple of years ago.

Adam Serwer, who was kidding, responded, “Well I don’t know when it started, but it needs to stop. Don’t people know that men hugging other men puts you on the lonely path to sin?”

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