What moves people to be this sour about something so basically nice? If you click to the other picture that Andrew Sullivan is sneering at, you'll see it depicts what is described this way at the first link:
“Mr. President, want to?” said Misty May-Treanor, half of the dominant American beach volleyball, turning her backside toward the president for the sport’s traditional method of encouragement: a slap.How better could he have handled that situation? You're really just demonstrating that you'd slam him for anything.
Mr. Bush complied, though with a discrete flick of the back of his hand on her lower back.
Why not mention his visit to the women's softball team?
“It’s good for the world to have girls playing softball,” Mr. Bush said, his back marked by a chalk handprint, a prank of the centerfielder, Laura Berg, “and these women are going to show girls how to win.”There's no reason to portray him as disrespecting women.