Politico‘s Catanese Loves Hand Gestures

By Eddie Scarry Comment

Lydia Callis won the hearts of America with her infectiously evocative sign language skills put on display in Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s Hurricane Sandy pressers. Since Monday, she’s been covered by NYT, NPR, and Daily Mail among other publications.

But she has some competition in Politico‘s David Catanese.

Last night on Current TV’s Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer, Catanese was on as a guest to talk about the politics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praising President Obama‘s leadership Tuesday. While talking, Catanese moved his hands around like a mime with Turrets syndrome.

He waved to the left. He placed invisible objects to the right. He pushed up on his chest as if to check for lumps. It’s a sight to be seen…