By now you’ve all heard about the infamous “finger wagging” encounter between President Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Regardless of why it happened, or “who started it,” it was arguably improper for Brewer to point her finger in the President’s face.
“Pointing the finger” is an action of blaming, reprimanding, or warning, and worse, a gesture of contempt. Who can forget how President Clinton used it to scold his accusers. And recently, during a Republican debate, Rick Perry pointed condescendingly at Ron Paul.