(BLOGBAMA) - Did you see it? Did you see Obama give Hillary the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate? I saw it (it's all over YouTube if you haven't seen it yet).
While I'm not sure it was purposeful he did rehearse some of his other hand gestures for that speech (i.e. brushing her off his shoulder like dandruff), it may not have been pre-meditated but sometimes our sub-conscious tattles on us. And face it, his loyal followers in the audience had the same exact impression I did at the same moment and they broke out in raucous laughter. I thought it was funny too. But that's the immature teenage boy that still resides in my aging carcass.
The way he did was the same way we've all been subtly flipping off friends and family since middle school. During a pause where he just previously criticized Hillary he lowered his index and four-finger slightly then scratched his cheek with his middle finger. Who among us has NEVER done that with the intention of a subtle yet friendly flip-off?
Now he and his staff are out there denying he did it intentionally. Darn it. I thought it was funny and made him look more human. Just when I thought "hey, there might be something about this guy to like" he goes and denies it.
Here's a cool scenario:
President Obama walks in to address the Congress and Senate for the first time. After the music and applause settle down he stands there not saying a word. The room is quiet in anticipation of his opening remarks. He looks over at the Congress then over to the Senate. Suddenly his arms shoot out from behind the podium and he flips one bird at the Congress and another bird at the Senate with his other hand. Now he's got double-barrel birds flipping around at both while he's yelling out "F@#$ You Washington. Your change agent is in the building. There's a new Sheriff in town and the times they are a changin".
"That would be awesome" says the immature teenage boy that still resides in my aging carcass.