Bush made a gesture of love and respect, much as a father might in picking up his son, turning him over, and putting his penis in his mouth.

Alas, there was no penis to be had.

At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia’s newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn’t long before Bush found him.

“How’s your boy?” Bush asked, referring to Webb’s son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

“I’d like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President,” Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.

“That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said. “How’s your boy?”

“That’s between me and my boy, Mr. President,” Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.

“That’s not what I asked you” is kind of a dick thing to say by Bush, in Webb’s defense. Although admittedly, not as dickish as what Webb said.

How’d WaPo find out about this, anyway? The article says Webb confirmed the exchange when they interviewed him, but they wouldn’t need him to do that if the reporter had heard it happen firsthand. Smells like something Webb’s people planted in order to give the Kossacks something to moon over before, in a gesture of scorn and contempt, he spits out their collective schwanz and goes maverick on them.

Jim Webb: the Joe Lieberman of 2012!

Update: Via Mary K, looks like Webb himself was indeed the source, sort of:

At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.

Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.

He also said, supposedly, that he was so angry he wanted to take a swing at Bush.

Update: As usual, I have to explain the joke.