| #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:12 am straddle / as she straddled Sam once more
|Neither of your interpretations are really correct.
With regard to the sentence about Senators:
Straddle - Take up or maintain an equivocal (ambiguous, uncertain in its terms) position with regard to (a political issue)
He was a man who had straddled the issue of taxes for so long, that no one was sure how he felt about them.
The four Senators were non-committal, but not necessarily hesitant or shaken in their opinion.
In the novel,
Straddle - Sit, stand or, in this case, kneel with one leg on either side of...
He turned the chair around and straddled it as if he were riding a horse.
Sam was lying down. Kelly knelt over him with her legs either side of his body, so that she was semi-sitting/lying on top of him.
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