Insider nicknames are one thing, but apparently our President has no sense of decorum or how to treat anyone around him with respect. First, he interrupts a diplomatic discussion to give Chancellor Merkel an unwelcome backrub (it's his right, of course, since she's a woman), and then he takes it upon himself, during his long overdue visit to the NAACP, to slap Congressman Green "playfully" on the cheek. What on earth?? Maybe that's what happens when you're elevated through life in a way that's unrelated to your capabilities -- you start to think you have an intrinsic superiority to everyone around you. That, and that actions have no consequences.
(second story via Echidne)