BODY CONTORTIONS AND PHONY SMILES
As soon as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi emerged from her meeting with her leadership team and committee chairs in the Capitol and stood in front of the large number of reporters, one could easily see her uneasiness. It was reflected in her non genuine smile (with lips smiling but not her eyes), her hand on her upper shoulder, her scratching, and turning completely around as she was asked the question about permitting CSPAN to televise the closed door talks regarding the health reform bill.
JUMPING THE GUN
As soon as she heard the words CSPAN and her body uncomfortable body language in the form contorted movements and non genuine facial expression clearly shouted that she had absolutely no intention of ever letting the press into the room where the closed door meetings were held. She even interrupted the reporter’s question, jumping the gun to answer and not allowing him to even finish the question. When people do that, it usually means that they have made up their minds. There is absolutely no changing their minds. They want to hurry things up and let you know as quickly as possible, what is on their mind.
RAISING THE BROW AND THE VOCAL PITCH IN ASTONISHMENT
Then, when the reporter interjected that in 2008, when Obama was a candidate for President, he said that all such negotiations should be open to C-SPAN, Pelosi nervously walks and rocks back and forth. This further illustrates her discomfort level. Then when the question is over she raises her eyebrow. Thus facial gesture indicates her surprise at the question. What further indicates her astonishment, is her raised vocal pitch and louder tone, which also indicates annoyance.
STAMMERING IN SURPRISE AND LEAKAGE OF ANGER
Pelosi is clearly thrown off guard. She pauses for a moment and doesn’t know what to say. She stammers and repeats sounds, indicating that she was clearly not prepared for this surprise moment. She is clearly taken aback that Obama would have promised such a thing when she sees herself as the decision maker- the gate keeper as to who will or will not enter the closed door health care meetings. There is a leak of anger in her facial expression as well. Then she throws her head back indicating that she is literally taken aback.
LEAKING OUT HER ANGER AT OBAMA THROUGH LOUD CONTRIVED LAUGHTER AND SARCASTIC COMMENT MADE FOR AN AWKWARD MOMENT
There is now some nervous and phony laughter as she stands directly in front of the microphone and speaks in a louder more angry tone ,hidden by her loud laughter as she continues to leak out her disdain for what Obama promised during his campaign.
She had absolutely no answer or retort to the reporters comment. So what did she do? She threw Obama under the verbal bus, as she snidely and sarcastically said “There were a number of things he promised on the Campaign trail.”
As she said this, she looked down, continuing her loud and phony laughter. The only thing was that no one was laughing with her. They weren’t even smiling. They knew what she said was wrong and she knew it deep in the recesses of her brain. Otherwise, she would not have looked away from the press or left her prominent position direct center in front of the microphone. Instead she turned to the side when she spoke and continued her loud and phony laugh. This no doubt made which made everyone in the room and even viewers watching the tape at home feel uncomfortable. People in the room felt so awkward and embarrassed at the snide comment, that no one responded- not the members of her committee standing behind her and not the reporters standing in front of her.
PELOSI WAS ANGRY AND IRRITATED AT OBAMA AND HER COMMENTS REFLECTED THAT
In essence, her leaking out her anger at Obama’s making the statement during the campaign that all were invited to see what was going on in meetings was disturbing to her. Her comment clearly indicated because that was her job to tell who were and who were not invited. It as as though she was establishing her “territory. ” So after her embarrassing moment, when a leadership staffer tried to defend her and said “ She’s setting up for the conference,” “It’s strategic. She’s staking out her territory,” it became quite clear that my body language and communication analyses of Pelosi were spot on.
Her anger at his statement leaked out and she verbally threw him under the bus for it. Despite the contrived laughter and smiles She wasn’t happy at all and despite the fact that she said afterwards and she was kidding, that is was a quip. In reality, it appeared to be a mean dig at The president. She is obviously irritated and frustrated with him and with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill and it leaked out. Those in the know who are close to Pelosi evidently confirmed this. It once again conforms that the body, the voice, and what you say do not lie! The truth eventually leaks out! http://www.drlillianglass.com