some have criticized the associated press and liz sidoti for a recent article about the kerry-edwards campaign, which has absolutely nothing to do with policy or politics, and everything to do with the two men appearing to be a little too happy - gay, even. but one particular sentence shows the real problem with this article, which everyone else seems to be missing: The two clap each other sometimes once, often twice, on the back with both hands. everyone knows the standard male-male "i'm not gay" hug has three claps (one for each word) on the back, not one or two.