Friday, January 11, 2008

Pavlov's Smile

Sorry, that's all I could think of when I watched this clip of John Edwards on Morning Joe the other day. The content itself (his comments on Hillary's 'emotional moment') is already past the expiration date, but keep your eyes on Edwards as he comes into the frame:

Notice how the smile starts at his right eyebrow and spreads to one corner of his mouth before finally pulling the rest of his face with it? You can almost see the conditioned response: red light (ding!); time to smile, John!

Superficial, I know, but I've got a visceral aversion to this guy, which is probably why I mention him about zero percent of the time. The impression he made in NH only sealed the deal. The only question left about his candidacy is whether he'll bow out gracefully, or decide to take Obama with him. Judging by last week, Obama had better get ready to cover both flanks.

Posted by Judah in:  Politics   

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