McCain gently, respectfully, reverently lays a rose at the site of Ground Zero to commemorate the victims of 9/11.
Obama chucks it.
RESTECP. (sic, go watch Ali G in Da House.)
Video angle 1:
Video angle 2:
As a commentor at Malkin notes, the first 30 seconds of the second video show how Obama doesn’t bother to shake hands with lowly public servants (the real heros of 9/11) while McCain does.
He must have been too preoccupied pondering how to better sympathize with 9/11-style terrorists.
Even without saying anything (having agreed to no-speeches at on 9/11), Obama demonstrates how truly below McCain’s calibre he is.
UPDATE 15 Sept 2008: This Video tipped by commentors below, jezb1 and then Heavenly, shows Obama shaking hands with various bystanders and also RINO and then ex-Republican Michael Bloomberg tossing a rose in the same fashion as Obama:
Michelle Malkin also has this update:
Some readers are complaining about Joe W.’s comments, interpreting it to mean that Obama didn’t shake any firefighters’ hands. I think he simply meant the ones standing that line. Obama shook plenty of hands during the rest of the ceremony.