Governor Rick Perry’s Angry and Scared Mug Shot Body Language

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I will preface this blog by stating that I had the opportunity to meet Governor Perry at the Governor’s reception at the Governor’s mansion in Austin when I spoke at the  Texas Woman’s Conference. He and I and my mother Rosalee had a lovely chat and he couldn’t have been more gracious and charming. He was so attentive to and taken with Rosalee (as most people are) which delighted me. 

As many of you know by now from reading my blogs and hearing me speak in the media,  I am not a political person and have no agenda, either personal or political, other than to objectively read a person’s body language. 

Many believe that Governor Perry’s indictment was political while others believe that it was deserved. I reserve any opinion on the matter, other than to say that in his video where he explained his using his authority as a governor to want someone who had an alcohol problem removed from the office, he seemed very forthright and his argument made logical sense to me.

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 It was clear after seeing the video where Perry showed district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg so out of control that she was so abusive to the police officers that she  had to be restrained in a special chair. So his actions were not unreasonable, in light of the fact her blood alcohol level was found to be three times the normal limit which indicated that she had a problem. If a district attorney could drive drunk it was clear that her judgement was impaired and that she may very well have an alcohol problem, which may  further impair her judgement in other situations- like being in charge of millions of dollars.  

Since Governor  Perry no longer trusted  her ability to handle her very responsible position, he used his authority and veto power  as a governor  to threaten to veto funding to her office unless she quit, a threat that he ultimately carried out by vetoing $7.5 million earmarked for the Public Integrity Unit that was intended to fight official corruption. 

The results were that Rosemary Lehmberg didn’t resign and Governor Perry was indicted by a  grand jury. He turned himself in to authorities and had a mug shot taken as you see above. Facial language wise, it shows that even though he is smiling, it is an angry tight lipped smile. His cheeks are not raised and he shows no teeth as he does when making a genuine smile. Below is a genuine smile, so you can see the difference from his mugshot. Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 5.06.37 PM In his mugshot there is a a lot of tension in his forehead, tightness in his lower jaw and around his eyes and cheeks. It is in great contrast to what we see in this photo above. In  the mugshot his head retreats backwards and the visible shininess,  most likely due to perspiration on his forehead and nose. This may reflect fear and high anxiety. Even though he is trying his best to hide that fear with the tight smile , his body says the opposite – that there is the fear factor that he could possibly be facing a 99 year prison sentence.  

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5 thoughts on “Governor Rick Perry’s Angry and Scared Mug Shot Body Language

  1. It wasn’t hard to read Rosemary Lehmberg’s body language either, even though she was intoxicated. If I were to make judgments based on each of their displays I know which way I would lean. Oh, by the way, I love reading your posts. Thanks.- Jim Beach.

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  2. Dr. Glass,
    If people do NOT get it by now – you are a body language expert. You are providing a reading so to to speak.
    You are not; a political person – just block them if they start on you. This is your blog. Your Rules. Your opinion.
    I saw the one time you gave an analysis when Baez wrote his book, you merely gave your PROFESSIONAL opinion and you were attacked.
    The best is; when you report on Kate Gosselin – they accuse you of making money off Kate. They don’t see this is a wordpress blog (wordpres URL) with no ads. *Yawn*

    I hope you know you are appreciated Dr. Glass.

    P.S. I would be scared too (Rick Perry) and as far as the Mayor – she should be ashamed of herself.

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  3. Dr. Glass,
    If people do NOT get it by now – you are a body language expert. You are providing a reading so to to speak.
    You are not; a political person – just block them if they start on you. This is your blog. Your Rules. Your opinion.
    I saw the one time you gave an analysis when Baez wrote his book, you merely gave your PROFESSIONAL opinion and you were attacked.
    The best is; when you report on Kate Gosselin – they accuse you of making money off Kate. They don’t see this is a wordpress blog (wordpres -URL) with no ads. *Yawn*

    I hope you know you are appreciated Dr. Glass.

    P.S. I would be scared too (Rick Perry) and as far as the Mayor – she should be ashamed of herself.

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  4. Dr. Glass,
    If people do NOT get it by now – you are a body language expert. You are providing a reading so to to speak.
    You are not; a political person – just block them if they start on you. This is your blog. Your Rules. Your opinion.
    I saw the one time you gave an analysis when Baez wrote his book, you merely gave your PROFESSIONAL opinion and you were attacked.
    The best is; when you report on Kate Gosselin – they accuse you of making money off Kate. They don’t see this is a wordpress blog (wordpress -URL) with no ads. *Yawn*

    I hope you know you are appreciated Dr. Glass.

    P.S. I would be scared too (Rick Perry) and as far as the Mayor – she should be ashamed of herself.

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