Evidently this is important enough to warrant not only multiple stories on the wires but a follow-up question during a sitdown with the anchor of the NBC evening news. What’s the fascination? Is it evidence of cultural “authenticity”? Some sort of secret Camelot handshake, the significance of which is lost on young-ish types like me but known only too well to nostalgic geriatric Democrats? Or is it just cute and endearing, and therefore to be laid in front of the public at every opportunity by a media with love in its eyes and a song in its heart?

Rumor has it that it was followed by an obligatory ass pat. Well played, sir.