Obama insists he committed nothing like a snub, and eyewitnesses in the room didn't see Clinton reach for Obama's hand.
"Senator Clinton and I have had very cordial relations, off the floor and on the floor," Obama told reporters yesterday after the slight turned into a full-blown flap.
"I waved at her as I was coming into the Senate chamber before we walked over last night.
"I think that there's just a lot more tea-leaves-reading going on here than I think people are suggesting."
I'm not carrying any water for Obama, but this is one Clinton-created controversy that's just too pathetic for words.