Bush, Brown Butcher 'Homie Handshake'
'Smooth move' by prez leaves Brit leader grasping
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2008 4:57 AM CDT
US President George W. Bush gestures during his joint news conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Building, in London Monday, June 16, 2008.    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown looked a little heavy handed when President Bush tried out a "homeboy handshake" on the British leader yesterday, the Daily Mail reports. Clearly caught by surprise by Bush's American-style "street" greeting, Brown fumbled, accidentally stuck a few fingers up the president's sleeve—and ended up clasping Bush's hand in a "wet fish" shake. Yo, Gordo.