After looking at the video footage of George Anthony , who had the unmitigated gall to insert himself into the news once again by purposely showing up as an unwelcome guest at Jeff Aston’s victory party in his race for State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties, it was apparent that Ashton was not happy about Anthony’s presence.
George was not invited and based on the body language of Jeff Ashton, George was clearly not welcome. This was Ashton’s night, not George’s. A nice thank you note would have sufficed. George did not need to show up.
George clearly did it for his ego as he no doubt misses all the press attention on im and playing “Mr. Golly Gee Poor Me Victim.” His ego, no doubt became fulfilled everyday when he was in the news. He defended his daughter Casey and did interview after interview claiming her innocence at allegedly killing her daughter Caylee until the tables turned and he was being accused of molesting Casey , was subsequently found not guilty. George’s presence was also a statement to Casey that he was siding with prosecutors and that he is not happy that Casey was not found guilty and is now free. It also says that he is still angry at Casey for throwing him under the bus and accusing him of molesting and sexually abusing her.
George showed up at the victory party at Friendly Confines in Winter Park shortly after the media announced it was a win for Ashton. George no doubt showed up to let everyone know that the reason Ashton won was because of the Anthony case and that he is still relevant.
Well truth be told, George is not relevant and Ashton won the election despite losing the Casey Anthony case, not because of it.
Body language wise Ashton was not thrilled to see George. Ashton did not smile a wide smile or do the eyebrow flash one does when they are genuinely happy to see someone. Instead he had a look of surprise on his face reflecting that he didn’t want George to be a part of this.
He di not embrace George or hug George. Instead there was a very distanced handshake. That means that their hands and arms were extended far away during the greeting as they shook hands. This indicated that Ashton was trying to keep George as far away as possible form him.
The handshake was short and there was no lingering on either side . Ashton quickly broke away and turned his back on George as George then awkwardly tuned away.
George clearly felt the embarrassment based on the sheepish expression in his face,
Ashton’s subsequent intriew to the press was also telling as he was monotone and guarded in his tones . He stammered through the interview as he said “ When I was informed that George Anthony was there I , I , I was surprised”.
Look at his facial expression as he sais this. Does this look like a man who is talking about being happy that he saw someone at his victory party? The answer is a resounding NO! Look at the down turned lips and look of disgust as though he just smelled something bad as he recalls the incident.
HE then says “I was surprised” yet he shows no look of surprise. Instead he leaks out anger as he makes this statement with a clenched jaw.
I wasn’t expecting him to to appear. But but…. ( look at Ashton’s look of revulsion once again as though he is going to throw up as he continues
by saying “ I was pleasantly surprised ) as he shakes his head NO and has no smile) as I had not seen him “ (as he turns away his head) in a long time. I shook his hand uh and he uh congratulated me. “
Ashton turn his head as he says this because he wants to literally turn away from this interview and not discuss George Anthony. He was obviously annoyed George showed up and it showed in Ashtons tone of voice and in his signals of deception,
His stammering and eye blinking all reflect that he is not saying what he really wanted to say which most likely was “ I wish this jerk would not have shown up to my party as he had no business being there.”
Ashton’s body language showed clear evidence thathe didn’t want George there. He does not like George as indicated by his body language. The faced George to the side. He did not face George directly and his toes were not pointing directly in front of George which would have indicated that he liked him.
He had his shoulder up towards George and in essence gave him the cold shoulder as you can see.The handshake was short and there was a lot of physical distance between he and George which is a signal that he wanted to keep his distance from George.
After they shake hands and Ashton breaks away he turn away and has a tense smile and literally moves away from George.
Then Ashton abruptly and immediately turns away from George and looks down as if to break any contact ot associatation with him. Ashton clearly knew what George’s motive was. It was no doubt in Ashton’s view to put attention on George and to take away from Ashton’s moment . Ashton clearly he was having none of it and that is why he spent so little time with George. he wanted no part of the association at his party.
George defienatly got he message as she sheepishly turned away and looked down in embarrassment with no place to go. He wasn;t smiling as he clearly got that he was not welcome there.
Ashton ends the interview my saying :It was nce to see him: but his body language says something elese as he leaks out a slight head shake that indicated no he a not glad to see him and he continues to frown as he makes this statement in a monotone unenthusiastic voice. He also immediately purses his lips as you can see which indicates he has nothing more to say on the topic.