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The Tell

You can watch the 60 Minutes interview of Barack Obama here. Having done so, I noticed a little tell at the one question that everybody knows required him to lie: what about Osama and al Qaida? His right eyelid droops a little during his answer.

In general I found Obama's eyes expressive and easy to focus on, in marked contrast to that ass, George W. Bush. I never could stand to watch Bush for even a few minutes without feeling my skin crawl, let alone focus on his actual eyeballs for minutes on end without talking to the tv and shooting a beer.

There's a lot of speculation about what Obama's doing and why, and of course that is as it should be. However, I'm not worried about him having a serious personality or psychological problem. As an INFJ, I have some confidence in my ability to spot these things. He's playing the cards he was dealt.


Unknown said…
INFJ here, too, but can test out as an INTP when over-analyzing the questions. Saw the same thing with the response but didn't notice the eyelid, as I recall his whole body seemed to recoil and stiffen. Only a little, but it differed from the rest of the interview.

I'm disturbed by the same old Bomb the World crowd he has around him in foreign policy, but they will follow who leads them. He's not so dumb to think we can continue down the imperial path, but it can't be overtly changed. Energy is the crowbar.
A. Peasant said…
I agree. He has one chance to negotiate the change in foreign policy direction, with both hands tied behind his back. I don't know if he can do it, but he *might* be able to. Seems like a long shot. At least it was a great relief to me to conclude that he's playing with a full deck.