So some people are wondering about the kiss Bush gave Lieberman after the SotU. I missed the meeting of lips and cheek, but it’s easy to miss stuff when you’re watching a pixelly webstream. But I don’t get what all the confusion and hubbub is about. This really isn’t that hard, people. Bush is a born-again, Fundie Christian, right? He probably has that “quaint” notion of taking the Bible seriously. [Ed. — Gasp! People still do that?!] Well, in the New Testament Christians are commanded to greet each other with a holy kiss. For example, in Romans 16:16, “Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.” And in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “Greet one another with an holy kiss.” Frankly, I don’t think enough of this is done, but if any dude gets near my lips I’m gonna slug him.