Sorry. I must snark. I was at a seminar last night so my first exposure to the debate was hearing the very last bits of it on KERA radio-that gives you NO visual clues, only the voices, and Radnofsky sounded very strident and angry in a question about pork. The closing statements were good, though. I know this wasn't a fashion show... OBVIOUSLY... but sheesh.
I'm voting for BAR. Let me get that out of the way. But she SERIOUSLY needs to get someone to do her clothes, and also needs to do some voice training in front of the mirror with a recorder (more about that in a minute). Hutchison, who looked like my 96 year old grandma, needs to be home with her adopted children. Why would you adopt not one but TWO children and be in Congress????? The woman is SIXTY-THREE YEARS OLD. Pfftt to HER family values-but then she probably lets a nanny raise those young-uns, who then have to be told when they see KBH on rare appearances not to call her "Granny K"
Hutchison and her husband, Ray Hutchison, adopted 3-month-old Houston Taylor Hutchison in October 2001.In August of the same year, the Hutchisons adopted Katherine Bailey.
Got home, turned on the PVR to watch what was recorded. For some weird reason KERA's recording was off a beat, so that the sound didn't match the video. But WOOF, who told Bar to wear the couch? (Do you remember when having paisley was all the rage back in... the 70's?) And I was having trouble deciding if she looked like she ought to be the Beav's mother or maybe the neighbor in Andy Griffith show
Okay, on body language and voices. Bush Practices In Front of A Mirror. He Shakes His Fist and then smirks when he sees if leaning over the platform has the effect he wants. He WALKS like an ape in front of the mirror with his arms away from his body in order to try to look like he's a Bully Waiting To Beat Up the Next Guy Who Looks Him In the Eye. We all know he's a weasely little coward but he figures trying to persuade people with a faux Commander in Chief Jacket works! And it does, on some of the stupid.
But Bar, Honey. YOU need to practice in front of a mirror, record yourself, and then LISTEN to yourself while watching your mannerisms.Seriously, seriously strident. And someone must have told you to smile sometimes but it was disconcerting (particularly when watching on a big screen) to see you talking about something in an angry tone, and then sort of smile in flashes throughout. It distracts from what you are SAYING.
How come NONE of the candidates looked at the camera?
KBH puts me off to see her. She apparently didn't get the memo that Bush doesn't LIKE her idea of segmenting and partioning Iraq into different nations (boohoo for the Sunnis that have no oil!). Have to give her points for wearing Power Red, but Toots, it looks a whole lot better when you aren't 100 years old and look like you just crawled out of the crypt at Halloween Central. I'm not voting for bloodthirsty KBH and she was LYING when she said she ALWAYS is for the vets because I have a video recording of her cutting vet benefits.
(Reminds me that everyone looked bad at this thing.. EXCEPT the woman from Austin who was wearing red. I found myself admiring how well and snappy she looked, and frankly, it wasn't as if she was a model, but snaps up to her! It got to be where when she was up asking a question it was a relief!) The man from the Chronicle looked like Dr Kiley from Marcus Welby who is married to Streisand now, and I won't say what, but on the man from SA, there was something very distracting growing on his forehead)
Mr. Chinless, the Libertarian, screamed NERD with his outfit and demeanor. And it started to make me feel seasick with him lurching back and forth in front of the camera. Demmit! Stand The Feck Still!