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Subject:Sarah Palin has a tell
Time:07:14 pm
By now, we've all heard that Sarah Palin is resigning. I'm not writing this to join the chorus of, "Hey, have you heard?"

I watched her speech today. In fact, I've watched it three times. My first reaction was, "Holy crap. She's freaking out." I watched it again,, paying careful attention to her vocal patterns. She's definitely under a ton of stress. I went off and watched a few of her other speeches on YouTube, then came back and watched this one a third time. There is something huge hanging over her had, and resigning is her only way out. She runs through that speech at breakneck speed, like she can't wait to be done with it and run away. She's also jittery, but the biggest tell is in her voice.

If you just want to watch one section, start at 3:10 and go to about 4:20.

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jpmassar
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Time:2009-07-04 02:26 am (UTC)
Rumors are swirling she will soon be under federal indictment
for corruption during her term as mayor of Wasilla.

I don't believe it, but if true, would be a serious source of
stress.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-07-04 02:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I heard that too. I don't know if that's what it is, but I'd lay long odds that something is forcing her out of office.
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adb_jaeger
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Time:2009-07-04 03:06 am (UTC)
It's something.

No one gives a statement like that of their own free will.

It looked and felt exactly like any number of scenes I've read from Vince Flynn or Tom Clancy books, where the good spy goes to the rogue politico near the end of the book and says

"You can quit, or I can get you removed. Totally up to you".



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trcabbage
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Time:2009-07-04 03:10 am (UTC)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/3/204149/6325

I've never used the dailykoz as a new source before and don't know if it's going to hold water.

EDIT:

After doing very little snooping, here is a bit more;

http://meaningfuldistractions.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/news_sarah_palin_who_built_her_house_9273/

Edited at 2009-07-04 03:16 am (UTC)
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jpmassar
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Time:2009-07-04 03:45 am (UTC)
A similar take

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/3/749706/-None-Dare-Call-It-Tweakin

(you have to get through most of it, see near the bottom of
the essay)
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whipartist
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Time:2009-07-04 03:54 am (UTC)
That pretty much nailed it. The poll is amusing too.
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miscca
Subject:I watched this as well ..
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Time:2009-07-04 04:06 am (UTC)
You can see the movement in her chin as she's trying to fight back tears. While I don't respect her much as a politician and find her to be generally ignorant and somewhat a fish out of water, whatever it is - I hope she weathers it well with her family. Being in the spotlight also puts you under the microscope of public scrutiny. To bastardize a favorite quote of mine for such moments 'No one expects the Spanish Inquisition ...'
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wordweaverlynn
Subject:Re: I watched this as well ..
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Time:2009-07-04 12:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but this looks a lot nastier than being faced with a dishrack and a comfy chair.

Why am I not surprised that you know whipartist?
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miscca
Subject:Re: I watched this as well ..
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Time:2009-07-04 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're probably right. It'll all come out in the wash soon enough I suppose ;)

What's funny about how I know whipartist - I met her when I sold her a corset after my son was born :) Then I ended up finding her through other common links. It's a small world and cool people eventually all collide :)

Edited at 2009-07-04 08:29 pm (UTC)
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rmd
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Time:2009-07-04 10:48 am (UTC)
yeah. besides the sudden shift from "rumors she will not seek reelection" to "she's stepping down in a couple of weeks", she does not look happy in her speech.

my desktop computer at home doesn't have speakers at the moment, but i watched the video without audio, and *man* her body language does not look happy in the least.
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rightkindofme
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Time:2009-07-04 02:23 pm (UTC)
You mean the sudden jerks of her chin down and to the left, right? I found it interesting that it started when she was talking about her kids. Why is talking about them more difficult?
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adb_jaeger
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Time:2009-07-04 06:13 pm (UTC)
Because one of them isn't hers, of course.

(Not that I believe that, but the leftie nutjobs are out in force again).
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whipartist
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Time:2009-07-04 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's part of it, yeah. But just listen to the way she speaks-- she's memorized the speech and plows through it as quickly as she can. She's a better public speaker than that. Hell, I'm a better public speaker than that, and I'm an abysmal speaker.

The way she corrects herself when she says, "after much consideration... prayer and consideration", shows how memorized the speech was.
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