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March 3, 2007

See BS


Here’s the screen shot the NYT ran this week noting McCain’s choice of “formal” presidential announcement.

What’s your take on the setting, and the particular shot (as opposed to your thoughts of McCain, in general)?

Here’s what I’ve got:

1.  Lately, I’ve been noticing how much McCain gives away his two sides (basically: principled vs. sell out) with his facial expressions.  As the election heats up, the contrast is becoming much more exaggerated.  This is the best example of the pander bear — with that grin and, especially, the eye contact — I’ve seen yet.

2.  Seems we’ve also got an example of how much the left and right diverge in terms of internet vs. TV, and new vs. old media.

(image: CBS via  March 1, 2007)

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