Thursday, October 16, 2008

With Apologies for the Level of My Discourse

3 comments:

Di said...

I watched the debate but I didn't see that happen! Was that at the end? What the heck? Was McCain tripping or something?

Rob said...

Apparently, what happened was approximately this: McCain was going to come around the table to stage left to shake hands with Schieffer, who at that point was going around the table to stage right. Schieffer and McCain each noticed the other and changed directions, and then McCain changed back to stage left again and made a goofy face, just like any of us would. It's absolutely wrong, unfair, uncharitable, and, dare I say it, infantile of me to post this picture on my blog with the purpose of making McCain look silly. Even if his goofy face looks disturbingly Gollumlike.

Here's a much more cheerful pic of McCain with his lovely wife.

Di said...

Haha. I think it's funny. I've seen that picture a couple other times today. I don't think it was irresponsible to post it... surely we all would have reacted the same way and when the camera is shooting at one photo per second or whatever, it's gonna catch you at some awkward times. Thanks for the giggle ;)