Awkward

Obama, Paterson Shake Hands

Perhaps it was good practice for his meetings this week with Muammar Qaddafi and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? President Obama shook hands and spoke briefly with New York Governor David Paterson at an event near Albany on Monday, after weekend reports that Obama has personally asked Paterson not to run for reelection. Paterson greeted Obama at the airport in Albany, where the president was speaking at a local community college. "By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world," Obama predicted in his speech. "We used to be No. 1. We should be No. 1 again."