The Austin Chronicle's Nina Hernandez reports on President Obama's interaction with Austin comedian/cashier Daniel Rugg Webb:

As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. "Equal rights for gay people!"

"Are you gay?" the president asked.

"Only when I have sex."

"That's when he laughed and said, 'Bump me,'" Webb says.

They then fist-bumped, and the internet went crazy. And National Review commenters, as they're known to do, interpreted the event as nothing less than the end of civilization:

You know, I think this may actually be the end. I'm genuinely not sure the office of president can be cheapened any more than this.

The president is back to using. It's the most likely explanation for the tone of voice, the inappropriate conduct, the sheer stupidity.

They say it takes one to know one.

Perhaps in this case it is true. I strongly suspect as much.

This man holds the same office once held by George Washington…. Why am I crying???