The Corner

Re: The Politician Point

A faithful reader: “Derbs—Interesting, about the pointing. Why has no

one commented on a certain habit of speech at which Kerry is becoming quite

practiced? He was obviously coached in it. One starts out somewhat quietly,

then progressively increases one’s voice as a sentence unfolds. Indeed, good

public speaking requires varying the voice a bit, but he now uses this so

frequently that it has become a travesty.”

There is endless amusement to be had watching politicians’ mannerisms. I

used to be fascinated by Jimmy Carter, who had a weird way of stopping

sentences at random points:

“These wounds are still. Very deep they have never. Been healed looking

for a way out of this crisis, our people. Have turned to the Federal

government and found it. Isolated from the mainstream of our nation’s life

Washington DC. Has become an island the gap between. Our citizens and our

government has never. Been so wide the people are looking. For honest

answers…”

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