Monday, August 25, 2008

Michelle Obama...

...needs to stop wagging her finger when she gives speeches.

I had the TV on with the sound off -- having already read her speech online, I was juggling my work with waiting to hear what the Fox News panel thought -- and her body language was really interesting without the sound on. The way she constantly shakes her finger gives her a hectoring appearance even when she's trying to speak in a friendly tone.

The body language hints at the angry person which her other speeches suggest lies underneath the smile and polished appearance.


Blogger Dana said...

What an interesting way to analyze a 'speech' - no sound, just the body language. She tends to be *instructive* and scolding (hence the finger) and it feels like we're continually getting her disapproval which is annoying.

OTH, she has looked just spectacular, no?

9:27 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yes, I agree she has looked very nice; she does a good job choosing colors that are flattering.

I do have to comment that while their little girls are adorable, I have been uncomfortable with how "maturely" the 10-year-old has been dressed on a couple nights this week, with thin spaghetti straps and a cut of the bodice usually seen on more mature girls. One of Biden's young granddaughters was dressed in an identical style tonight. Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I like little girls to dress more like little girls. :)

Best wishes,

10:27 PM  

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