The President Goes Jawgging

Yes, it was amusing to see how excited broadcast/cable media folk were, after having gotten their White House briefing, to be able to scoop the President's official announcement of the Roberts nomination by almost an hour. There's gotta be a different word for a scoop that's so assiduously spoon-fed by the scoopee.

But I'd rather concentrate on a real scoop -- i.e., what's with the President's jaw? During the announcement remarks, George W. Bush unveiled a (to me, at least) entirely new facial movement, and it was a trimphant debut, since the movement/tic/signal was repeated more than a dozen times. I have no idea what it means, but a new Presidential facial movement, well into the second term, is exciting enough on its own terms. Enjoy it here.