Thursday, October 13, 2005

That Would Explain It

There’s a lot of comment about Bush’s body language — how he fidgets, blinks, and twitches when he’s being asked questions he doesn’t like.

As [Matt] Lauer went through his introduction [on the Today show], the presidential eyes zoomed left, then right, then left and right again, then center, down and up at the interviewer. The presidential fidgeting spiked when Lauer mentioned the Democratic accusation that Bush was performing a “photo op.” Bush pushed out his lower front lip, then licked the right corner of his mouth. Lauer’s query about whether conservatives “are feeling let down by you” appeared to provoke furious jiggling of the right leg.

Maybe he just needed to go to the bathroom.