Hillary Clinton In Desperate Need of Voice and Body Language Makeover As Evidenced In Her Kickoff Campaign Speech

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As I said countless times, I am not political and this is not a political blog. I write about newsmakers and  Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton certainly falls into that category. As someone who has coached  A List Academy Award Winning actors an actresses, top sports figures, corporate leaders, and politicians I feel very qualified to weigh in on the fact that Hillary Clinton is in desperate need of voice and body language coaching as evidenced in her performance on her Kickoff Campaign Speech on Roosevelt Island.

She has surrounded herself with the top advisors in the world like her campaign manager Leonard Podesta,Robby Mook and Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri .  They no doubt have the best speech writers in the world. They  all have presented her image quite well. They have monitored the content of what she says quite well.

But they have neglected to monitor  how she says it. This is essential in her campaign as no matter how beautifully a speech is crafted if you don;t deliver it well, people  (voters tune out) That is where I come in. I would love to coach  Hillary with her delivery.

Studies show that the way a person speaks is more important than how they look. Research also shows that if a person does not deliver their message well in terms of the tone of their voice, the way they speak, and their body language, they will not be as effective in getting their message across.

Here is what to Hil;ary needs to  do in order for voters to  really hear her message .

1. She needs to stop sound so staccato and choppy in her delivery. It is off putting. Instead she needs to develop a flow to her speech pattern whereby she draws out her vowels and flows the into one another.

2. She needs to stop going down in inflection at the end of her statements.

3. She needs to lose the monotone and provide more inflection so that the meaning and emphasis of what she is trying to say doesn’t get lost. In fact, if I was working with her I would choreograph her speech as I have done with so many to help them speak pubically. I would arrange for her where to go up and where to go down in terms of her inflectiona nd which specific words to emphasize as she speaks. All of this would be written down for her and she could see it as she read her speech on the teleprompter or by hand. She needs to emphasize key words and phrases.

4. She needs to stop for a second or two after delivering crucial information or when making an important  point so that the listener can better process what she has just said.

5. She needs to stop  being so stiff and staccato in her gestures and definitely needs to avoid making this  particular measured

gesture as you see here below with her hands at either side and thumbs pointing upwards. It is like a karate chop movement that is out of place in terms of the content she was discussing- her grandparents.

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6. She then makes a fist like angry gesture when speaking about her father. It was no congruent with what she was saying. Fist like gestures need to be avoided at all times unless you are speaking about something that really makes you furious like ISIS or acts of terrorism.

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7.Then she speaks of her beloved mother. Even though you could tell that she really loved and adored her mother greatly he tones were too choppy and staccato. he tone didn’t fit the lovely message. And then she does something that is a HIGE non- no when giving a speech- she points. That is a hostile gesture. Never point unless you are upset or angry. This was not the case here so never point for  emphasis as it is off putting and sends a confusing message > here she talks about her mother;s saying that kindness is what got her through yet her gestures say the opposite.
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8. The story about her mother was beautiful. It could have been more impactful with the right delivery. As she told of how poor her mother was while growing up, she need to pause more for effect and  then inflect on  key emotional words. She also spoke a little too fast. She needed to stop so that the audience could better process this very great story which shed a positive light on Hillary.

  1. Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 5.16.47 AMIn  fact Hillary kept pointing thoughout her speech. She needs to stop this and ONLY point when ther eis something to point about like something that his horrible or where she would be giving a warning about something. But to point throughout the speech is confusing.
  2. She also needed to smile when talking about her beloved mother instead.

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Personally I think her image is great. It is authentic. I love that she has made  monochrome pantsuits her style. She looks good in them and they are practical and professional looking. Maybe that will be the new trend. By the way I also loved it when she wore headbands as the First Lady and hope she brings them back. She is true to her style and I love that.

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I reallyI like that she isn’t plastic surgeried and face lifted or botoxed up  and shows every one of her well earned wrinkles. I like that she isn’t dieting to death and stressing herself out about looking a certain way but instead, eating real meals and  keeping it healthy. Her weight is appropriate and she doesn’t look obese.

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I love how she lights up around her daughter Chelsea and how proud she is to be a grandma. I am also impressed that she stuck by Bill and worked it out  between them, even during the most humiliating of  times in her life with all of his philandering. Yes, she stuck by her man and she worked it out andas a result they can both grow o together as a couple and as a family. This provides a great role model to people who just want to throw in the towel and  not work things through.

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Seeing how Bill embraced her and how she leaned her head on his shoulder showed their genuine love and affection towards one another which was moving and uplifting for everyone to see.

Seeing  her in action and as she delivered her speech, to me there doesn’t  seem to be any overt health concerns as rumors would have you believe. Even if there were concerns, it doesn’t matter because she no doubt has the best doctors  in the world at her service should  she need them.

What does matter is her message and how voters perceive her message, if they can;t get past her monotones and her body language is off putting then the message is lost.

I wish I could have just one session with Hillary to coach her  put her on the right path vocally and body language wise as it would complete her image, In the meantime, I hope that her advisors pay close attention to the points n this blog which can help her tremendously as she goes out on the campaign trail.

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.  

Putin’s Body Language Shows He Detests Royal Family and Obama While Other World Leaders Show Disdain Towards Him

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There is no question that based on  Russian President Vladimir Putin’s body language there is no love for any members of the royal family from the Queen to Prince Charles. In fact, he completely ignores them as evidenced by his facial expression and faraway gaze. There is no question that  he wishes he was elsewhere instead of at the D Day memorial celebration. Int he photo above you can see how he doesn’t even look in the Queen’s direction as Obama tries to help her down the stairs. No doubt he could care less if she made it down the stairs safely or fell down the stairs as he would not be the one to pick her up.Image

Perhaps the person he detests the most is Prince Charles whom he completely ignored as he even turned his back to him as you can see in this photo above. It is understandable since the Prince of Wales’s reportedly compared him with  to Adolf Hitler a week earlier.

Immediately  Putin held a press conference in Saint Petersburg and said that the Princes’  comparison of him to  Adolf Hitler was “unacceptable” and “wrong”  that remarks of this kind are “not what monarchs do”.

He even gave a direct personal message to the prince, he added: “Give my words to Prince Charles. He has been to our country more than once, if he made such a comparison, it is unacceptable and I am sure he understands that as a man of manners.”

Putin added: “I met him personally, as well as other members of the royal family. This is not what monarchs do.”But over the past few years we have seen so much, nothing surprises me any longer.”

Well, Putin’s words were certainly and understandably  reflected in his body language when he was in close proximity to Charles and the Royal Family. There was nothing phony about Putin as his body language revealed his true feeling towards them. He refused to make nice and to be diplomat with the family. He was angry and rightfully so as Charles had no business sticking his nose into political matters. He is merely a figurehead with no power or authority. Putin was right when he said” this is not what monarchs do.”

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As everyone  including Obama, clapped when the Queen arrived, Putin refused to clap, let alone acknowledge her. As you can see from his body language  based on his cupped hand in a pre-fist like position, he was angry.

Putin’s disdain was not only directed towards the royals but towards Obama as well. Putin walked well ahead of Obama especially since he was walking with the detested Queen.

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They clearly kept their distance publicly  appeared to play cat and mouse with one another sneaking glances at one another.

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They made it a point to ignore one another as you can see here in the photo below.

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When they did meet face to face then was considerable tension revealed in both of their body language.Look at Putin’s neck where his major  vein is exposed in tension and anger.Also look at the tension in Putin’s face and jaw and in his eyes as he glares at Obama.


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The body language of the other world leaders were not warm and fuzzy towards Putin in light of his invasion of Ukraine. The Ukraine President Poroshenko looked disgusted with Putin as you can see here.

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German Chancellor Andrea Merkel didn’t look to thrilled with him as she gives him a questioning look.

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 UK’s David Cameron looks very angry at him as well.

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The only one who seemed to treat him warmly based on his body language was the French President Francoise Hollande. There was a genuine smile and warm affection between the two.

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Spy Edward Snowden’s Body Language Shows Arrogance, Cockiness, Anger In Trying To Set The Record Straight But Fear and Sadness Wanting To Come Home

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After watching  NBC’s  ancho Brian William’s interview with self admitted spy Edward Snowden we see body language,facial language  vocal tone and speech content which reflect arrogance, cockiness, anger, sadness, and even fear as he attempts to set the record straight  about himself

As soon as we see the B roll footage of  Edward Snowden walking down the hallway with NBC Anchor Brian Williams, who ventured to Russia to interview him, we can tell a lot from Snowden’s body language well before he opens his mouth to reveal that he was actually a trained spy.

We see  two contradictory movements- side to side swagger which shows someone who is way too confident and thinks very highly of himself and on the other hand a hunched over, eyes looking down on the floor , hand in pocket gait complete with a and  tight jaw. The latter shows that deep down he may not be feeling that confident and may in fact, be feeling some fear, as his hidden hand reflects his being protective and hiding his true feelings of fear and also sadness as we see later when he discusses wanting to come home.

This is not a warm and fuzzy interview as Williams physically distances himself from Snowden as Williams keeps  him at a good arm’s length and even walks quickly so that he leaves Snowden a step or two behind as you can see in the photo above.

As they both sit down you see  hear the arrogance in Snowden’s tone and see it in his body language as he describes  who he really is and his training.


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When he describes himself as a spy, Williams mentions how we think of  James Bond as a spy and now spys may look more Ed Snowden than James Bond. It was interesting to note  as you can see in the photo above that as Brian brings up James Bond, we see Snowden’s eyebrow raise in Sean Connery Style James Bond) . No doubt Snowden was flattered by this comparison as he subconsciously mirrors the Connery  Bond eyebrow raise.

 “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word — in that I lived and worked undercover. As he says this he away and shakes his head which reflects  a type of haughty movement. He then continues”   overseas, pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Snowden said. There is a tone of anger as he says. It is as though he feels forced into this.

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He then uses his body language in an attempt to be emphatic about his work experiences and he taps his fingers with his opposite hand each time he presents a new job in his employment history on his resume, as you see in the photo above. Using his body language in this manner shows that he is angry he has been misrepresented. He  demands  to clearly and emphatically set the record straight. The finger tapping appears hostile and angry.

His anger  at being misrepresented is reflected in his speech content as  in a defensive tone says

“But what they’re trying to do is they’re trying to use one position that I’ve had in a career, here or there, to distract from the totality of my experience, which is that I’ve worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, undercover, overseas.”I’ve worked for the National Security Agency, undercover, overseas.  (finger  tap) And I’ve worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency as a lecturer at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, where I developed…

As he says the word developed you hear the nuances of his tone as it changes with a slightly upward inflection. Here he clearly wants you to know how important he feels he was  and that he didn’t just carry out orders. Instead he was the one who devised and invented “sources and methods for keeping our information and people secure in the most hostile and dangerous environments around the world.”

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Then the pace of his speech pattern becomes more rapid which indicates he is angry as he makes a dismissive smile as you can  see above reflecting  reflecting  how stupid he feels those in the government are who have depicted him as a “low level  systems analyst,”

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As he says this  we see his smile get even broader. It’s a sarastic smile and an angry smile as you can see the lack of raised cheeks and the tight jaw.

 

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Then just as he says “It’s somewhat misleading,” we see a  very revealing micro facial expression of how he really feels . In essence. his smile was all along masking his true feelings. But it was  finally revealed in a sudden serious flash of anger as he looks down and clenches his teeth which you can see in the above screen shot.

In essence he is extremely angry at people not looking at him as who he really is- a  trained  professional high level spy.

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His  constantly looking down and failing to make eye contact with his interviewer  says it all. Its screams having something to hide as  well as some real feelings of  fear which he is attempting to mask.

Why did he decide to now, after almost  a  year  speak up and out and clarify who he really is? It raises  a lot of questions.  Is his life in danger? Does he have a death wish? Does revealing he was a spy offer him some sort of protection? Soes revealing who he really was make him feel more powerful?

Was he not only a spy but a double agent? Was he working for Russia as well as for the US or was he always on Russia’s side? What made him turn if indeed he went over to the Russian side?  Is that why they accepted him with such open arms?Is he a puppet or mouthpiece for Putin?

Russia under Putin has been so restrictive in having people speak up and out publicly. Look at what they did to the female punk Band Pussy Riot. They put these young women into gulags as they severely punished them for speaking out. Russians are not at all tolerant of any gay person who wants to speak out.  So why are they allowing Snowden who is essentially now a Russian resident speak out so publicly. Is it to embarrass President Obama? Is it to thumb their nose at Obama who has put forth sanctions for the Russian’s involvement in the Ukraine? The question is why now?

When he was perceived as a low level technician who stumbled  across an injustice it seemed to many like a David and Goliath story. Innocent little David taking on the Mean and  Dangerous Goliath was a story that was palatable to many as they discovered that he released all of Goliaths secrets.

But now that Snowden was a trusted member of Goliath’s minions, it changes the entire perception of Snowden and not in a good way. If he did all of those high level jobs he said he did and worked for the CIA as a spy, he knew what he signed up for. He knew the requirements and what was expected of him. His job was to keep secrets.  If the job was so repugnant to him or damaging to his psyche he could have opted out in some way  But instead, he chose to spill the secrets of his job to the world.  Whether it was a good thing or a bad thing can be debated forever. If it was a breech in the Constitution he needed to have consulted with lawmakers and involve them and not take this task on by himself in my view.

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The bottom line is that there were some signals of fear  and sadness leaking out in his body language as he spoke. His vocal and verbal arrogance in contrast to his non confident, anxious body language with bowed head and  upward gaze  say that he is indeed afraid of something and very well may be the reason he close or it was chosen for him to come forward now.

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The fact  that he said that coming home was foremost on his mind is also revealing. Perhaps  things aren’t so rosy or secure  in Russia as his temporary Russian visa expires in three months. As he talks of home and of how much he gave up in his “very comfortable life, “he purses his lips and we see a flash of sadness.  This  indicates that he doesn’t want to say more or he might get too emotional.

His level of arrogance is evident when he in a disgusted tone blames the US for “stranding him in Russia because they decided to revoke his passport. But what did he expect?

He is after all the govenment’s public enemy number one in the US who has charged him with  theft and two counts of espionage. Government officials like Secretary of State  John Kerry call him a “coward” for not facing the judicial system in America and essentially running away. Kerry  says he is also a “dumb traitor” because he has now exposed a lot of mechanisms for terrorists to accomplish their goals in “making it harder for the United States to break up plots and harder to protect our nation.”

Snowden does not come across likable or sympathetic in the interview. In my view  this may sway many who once supported him in the opposite direction, especially now that they learned he was a professional spy.His arrogance and bravado may be a coverup for his fear  and sadness of not knowing what lies ahead in his future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romney Sweats And Gains Control As Obama Swallows Hard And Shows Attentiveness

As they entered the stage ,both  candidates looked more friendly towards one another then they have before. They both had  more genuine smiles. They did the power handshake where they grab one another’s arm as they shake hands, just as they di in all three debates.

When we first see  Romney, he  appears nervous as there is sweat on his upper lip  and on his cheeks as he begins the debate. However, he is fluid and  passionate in his tone .

Obama  on the other hand displays his nervousness through his more stacatto  sounding speech pattern as he as he answers the first question. He also uses a thumb gesture   which makes no sense as he enumerates his points.

When Obama speaks for Romney,  Romney gets upset but smiles a tense smile and is fidgets  as he defends himself.  Then when Romeny speaks he shows a powerful presence as he says ” Attacking me is not an agenda. He speaks up for himself and doesn’t allow Obama to interrupt him or to misquote him.

For the first time Romney makes a frowning facial  gesture as Obama speaks which expresses how negatively he feels about what Obama has to say concerning Syria. When Obama responds he sounds defensive. He  still speaks for Romney instead of speaking for himself. Obama stammers  and is very stacatto and goes off on tangents in his response while Romney is more fluid and fluent in his response .  

Also Romney’s posture is more powerful looking with his more squared shoulders as opposed to Obama who’s neck is forward and shoulders more rounded. Obama’s posture  appears to be a more submissive body language posture.

Romney is very passionate and emotional in his tone and delivery. When he gets to the point and mentions  Israel and Poland and how the President was silent during the Iranian uprising

,Obama is very uncomfortable about this and swallows hard as you see his visible swallow. Obama doesn’t address these particular issues but circumvents as he speaks about other issues.

He shows anger by making a fist as he finishes his statement. Romney defends himself well as he enumerates and passionately discuses his five point program. Romney  passionately defends himself well when discussing education.

Obama tries to interrupt and Romney refused to allow him and told Obama that he had his facts wrong when Obama said the program happened before he was in office. Out of character, Obama seems to  follow in Biden’s shoes as he  smiles while Romney discusses the military.

Uncharacteristic the  Romney we have seen in the two previous debates, he now   makes a  second frowning gesture as Obama discusses the military. As Romney rattles off  statistics about the military Obama  swallows hard. He responds by putting Romney down by making a reference to bayonettes as he attempts to portray Romney as being out of date.

Body language wise, as Obama  says Israel is a true friend, but surprisingly slightly shakes his head no.

When Romney discusses  Obama’s “Apology Tour” Obama squirms and there is  obvious tension around his jaw. As he disusses how a President having to show strength Obama shows nervousness and swallows hard.  In his response Obama looks down and stammers. When Romney tells how Obama traveled to the Middle East and how  skipped Israel and how everyone noticed Obama didn’t respond directly. Instead, he circumvented and talked about how he went to the Holocaust museum when he was campaigning.

Romney refuses to answer a hypothetical question which shows his power and control.  Romney is   direct in discussing how Democratic senators wanted Obama to reduce tension with Israel. Obama ignores this and speaks about Bin Laden and uses an emotional story about a little girl who lost her father during 911.

When Romeny speaks Obama appears to be very attentive and genuinely interested in what Romeny has to say. In his final statement,

In his final statement, Obama Looks into camera which is good. The  Pitch of voice goes up lots of extraneous movement showing tension and nervousness. He is more fluid in his speech than he usually is and does not hesitate like he usually does. But he uses too many gestures which are distracting , many which are incongruent with what he is saying. He points at the end which is not good and also he frowns throughout his message.

In Romney’s final statement, he looks directly  into the camera. His expression is positive and encouraging. He doesn’t gesture that much and when he does his gestures maje sense in terms of being congruent with what he is saying. He has a more pleasant expression. He is more passionate in his tone and inflection as well as in his facial expression. His posture was strong and confident  with shoulders squared and head up.

 

This was by far the best performance by Obama and a continuation of  a great performance by Romney, I would say that both candidates held theit own. Unlike the last debate, it  was more comfortable  to see a non angry Obama who was more poised and in control. It was also good to see a passionate and inflected Romney. They should both be proud of their performances.







Weiner’s Body Language Says He’s In Denial Feels Shame As He Faces Hecklers During on Speech and May Have Promising Showbiz Career

As former Rep. Anthony Weiner let everyone know he was resigning, his  monotone voice and body language said that he  was insincere in his apology, He  often  pursed his lips as we see in this photo, which indicated that he really did not want to say that he was saying.

As she spoke he had  a case of  dry Cotton Mouth which indicated that he was very nervous and distressed about what he was  doing in being forced to do- resign. When the President of the United States said that if he was in Weiner’s shoes he would resign, Weiner had no other choice then to follow suit.

When he read his resignation speech,  he not only looked down, he bowed his head in shame. As she spoke, it as though he was delivering a campaign speech. There was no emotion and no indication of sincere contrition.

When his hecklers began shouting insults at him, he faced them directly and spoke over them in a loud voice in an attempt to drown out their hateful barbs.

Even though he took responsibility by saying that he could not continue his work because of what he created, it was said in harsh staccato angry tones. He was angry that he got caught. He was not sorry about what he did. He was angry that he got pressure from party leaders to resign. He would never have resigned if they had not urged him to do so.

Weiner still gets to keep his 50 K a month  retirement pension which isn’t that bad considering his wife makes over 100 K. So he will not be on the streets or applying for food stamps. He may end up being a lot better off  financially because of  this scandal.

POSSIBLE JOBS FOR WEINER

He may even get his own TV show. Look at Spitzer who is on CNN . Weiner knows John Stewart  very well so he may be a correspondent for his show. He was just offered a role on Entourage. In Hollywood his behavior is not such a bad thing. In fact it  can make a career. Look at Kim Kardashian. She became famous becuase of a sex tape showcasing her booty.

Maybe he can be a spokesperson for erectile dysfunction products like Senator Bob Dole did. He can say how the products worked for him as they show the infamous photo of his privates. If all else fails, there is no doubt that Vivid Entertainment can  offer him a million dollars to bear it all in an X rated  film. They offered the same deal to  Octomom . Actually Larry Flint offered Weiner a serious non porn job at Hustler.

The sad thing in all of this is that his wife Huma is pregnant . She was not at his side like Spitzer’s wife. In fact it was reported that she went grocery shopping while he was giving his speech. If he forgives him he may come out of this a winner.  If she doesn’t  forgive him he will have lost it all.

For their new baby’s sake I hope they get counseling and she is able to forgive him. Now that he has a lot of free time on his hands he will be able to be a househusband and care for his baby while Huma travels the glove with Hillary Clinton.

BIPOLAR II MIXED STATE?

Looking at the how Weiner comported himself in his communication in the past, he always seemed to be angry and have an edge. There was also a sense of entitlement and arrogance as well as hostility. There is no question that is most likely  suffering from depression and severe anxiety attacks. He lost everything he worked for all of his life-  his reputation and power. I wonder if  Weiner has been diagnosed the mixed state of   bipolar syndrome which would explain his behavior and his agitation.

I do hope that he gets professional help and if he is Biolar II Mixed State and he gets the medication and the therapy that can help him. I don’t believe that he is a sex addict. Instead I believe that he suffered from poor self esteem. He  needed the adulation of  these  women admirers to tell him how great and sexy he was because he was insecure and had no self worth. He needed others to reflect his importance and prowess because he was so empty.

If he is diagnosed with Bipolar II Mixed State and treated and becomes stable,  he needs to share this diagnosis with the public. Then he needs to become a spokesperson for Mental Health issues. Perhaps he can get a job as a lobbyist for Mental health issues. Perhaps he can be a fundraiser for a Mental Health organization.  This way he will have turned his very negative  situation into a positive one as he will continue to do good for people.http://drlillianglass.com

Rep. Weiner’s Body Language Shows Signals of Deception, Shame, and Anger in Discussing Tweet

When  Rep. Anthony Weiner gave a press conference about tweet where  he sent  a  young college girl a photo of his

 

his visible private parts in his underwear, he showed a great deal of shame and embarrassment.  He consistently looked down and never made eye contact with the audience and members of the press.

His expression of shame was consistent as he continued to look down when he spoke.  Then his shame turned to

sadness as you can see by the downturn of his lips. He also had extreme anger as you can see by the muscle tension in his lower jaw. He is so angry that the muscle literally  bulging out.

 

His anger continued as he refused to answer questions . He was asked point-blank if he sent the tweet to the college student and refused to answer. He was even pressed to just answer yes or no . He refused to do so and became angrier as you can see in the  photo above.

 

Her we see him pull on his nose , which is  a classic signal of deception. He did this just before he tried to spin a lame story. He said that if someone in an audience threw a pie at him, he wouldn’t address it and draw attention to it. He was trying to make the analogy to his particular embarrassing situation but it didn’t work.

The press told him that this was not the same situation and insisted on his giving a yes or no answer/  He refused to do so an became more defensive and more angry.

When people become defensive and angry  and refuse to answer direct questions,  it usually means they have something to hide.  Clearly, no one hacked his account and clearly he sent the embarrassing photo to the college student.

Obviously, he was trying to impress the girl and show her that she turned him on by showing her the budge in his undies.  What  slipped his mind was that as a public figure, everything he does is public including his tweets. But the most important thing that slipped his  mind

was that he was MARRIED!  What is a married 46-year-old doing tweeting a photo of his erect crotch to a possible  teenager or 20-year-old? While this is bad enough, his evasiveness and deception are  making things worse for him. It will not be tolerated by the public.

 Lying is what almost got Clinton impeached.  He lied about “having sex with that woman Ms. Lewinsky”.  Unlike Clinton, Weiner  needs to be truthful and admit his shameful error in judgement. If he doesn’t do it, the bad news is that he may get voted out of office. But if he does get voted out of office it  may open other doors for him, like his own television show.

 Look at Elliott Spitzer, former married Governor of NY who did something even worse. He  took up with prostitutes and look where it got him. It got him his own show on CNN.  Since Weiner has friends in the media who have powerful positions,  he could easily get his own segment on his buddy Jon Stewart’s Daily Show or even his own spin off. www.drlillianglass.com