No, not that "hug." Daschle is running a new ad featuring him hugging President Bush after 9-11 saying he's pro-military. But see this about David Frum's recent book which explains how Daschle soon started partisan attacks on the President and undermined the bipartisan leadership breakfasts with the President after 9-11. Book excerpt:
Did Daschle fear being pulled too close? Was he looking for some way to break Bush’s embrace? Did he hope by offending Bush to be disinvited from the breakfasts — and thus (in his own mind, at least) be relieved from any duty to support the president in time of war? A friend of mine put this last question to Daschle directly — and the only reply the majority leader made was an enigmatic smile. Whether Daschle intended it or not, relations between the men never recovered. The leadership breakfasts dwindled away.
Also see the excerpt from Washington Times reporter Bill Sammon's new book about how Daschle also refused to show up for a bipartisan show of support for the Iraq war (which Daschle voted for):
And so, Mr. Daschle became the only congressional leader not present at a bipartisan show of support for the president in the Rose Garden.