The Corner

Superman, Kerry, Etc

From Gphiler Eric Spratling:

Jonah,

You mention that Kerry (aka “John Kerry President!”) is an incedibly boring etc. public speaker. That’s true, but a month or two ago I heard a clip of him on the radio, and it occurred to me why his speaking persona REALLY bothers me: He ends *every* *single* *sentence* as if it were an applause line.

Seriously. I mean he’s trying to deliver each individual line as if it were the rhetorical climax at the end of a huge dramatic build-up. I’d imitate it for you but it’s hard to get across in text.

If you can stand a geek analogy, it’s sort of like the “Death of Superman” comic book issue from back when, wherein every single panel was a full-page spread of Supes and Doomsday clobbering each other (most of them unrelated to the previous one, I might add); it looked pretty but the attempted drama it was going for got old real fast.

Anyone can say what they will about GWB’s speaking abilities, but, for the zillionth time, I’d rather have an imperfect but genuine public speaker than a phony and demagogic speaker.

Oh, spoiler warning for the death of Superman above, by the way.

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