Embraces

Obama’s Man Hug

One sign of the new culture in the White House? Obama’s “man hug.” The Chicago Tribune reports the president has been greeting senior staffers with “a handshake, followed by a quick one-handed hug and two hearty pats on the back.” “I call that a ‘shug,’” an editor at Esquire magazine told the paper. “It’s a shake and a hug together.” But be careful trying this at home, the Tribune warns. There are unspoken rules—no lingering!