Campaign commercial imagery - Is Bush 'lie' in the new commercial?
Okay, you don't have to watch the whole thing, especially if you don't happen to live in this country, but I wondering about the part immediately following the 'I approved this piece of marketing doggy-doo'. In fact, it's between the 4 and 8 second point. It's where he says 'I'm optimistic about America because I'm optimistic about the American people', see:GeorgeWBush.com :: Media Player - Pessimism
Okay. So what, you ask?
Well, why does he shake his head 'no' while he's saying it? Is this a form of negation? If I look at you and shake my head no, while saying 'yes', which one do you believe? Do you think it was a conscious decision so that if ever asked why the country went down the tubes during four more years of Baby Bush, he can point to it and say, "See, I was shaking my head no when I said it, so it doesn't count as a lie. You should have paid closer attention.
[It reminds of that scene in The Breakfast Club
, where the Judd Nelson character, in response to a question, looks sincerely at the Molly Ringwald and nods his head yes, but says no.]
So watch the commercial. Just 4 seconds of it anyway, and let me know if it doesn't give the impression of "I don't believe a thing I'm saying, but I'm smiling and looking sincerely into the camera." Bush/Cheney team need to use a better director for their next ad. I think.