Baseball Crank
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July 13, 2004
POLITICS: Body Language

I didn't get to see much news this weekend - we were busy with my son's 7th birthday - but I did catch a clip from a CBS News interview that I found amusing. Kerry and Edwards were doing a joint interview, sitting in chairs next to each other; they were interrupting each other on and off, and at one point Edwards leans forward, says to Kerry, "let me answer this one," and launches into an answer to a question about how Kerry would have handled the Iraq War differently . . . what I noticed was that as he did this, Edwards gripped Kerry's right arm with his left hand. It was an instantly recognizable gesture, of course, and one Edwards has undoubtedly used so many times it's second nature: the lawyer cutting off his (perhaps sympathetic but usually inarticulate) client and taking charge of the meeting.

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