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What Happens When Politicians Get Acting Coaches

Pat299 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 5:20 PM
The debate brought out the mother/grandmother/great grandmother in me that kept yelling at the TV "Shut up Joe, you'll get your turn." And to Martha "Who's running this debate? Certainly not you. What's your problem?" Paul Ryan turned out to be the only adult in that melee...His mother did a good job raising him to be a polite and respectful person.

Egads, that was awful. And I do mean awful. Joe Biden’s constant laughing throughout the debate – beyond being annoying, rude, and unprofessional – was obviously coached. We see this in the legal profession with some frequency: litigators who hire coaches to help them act for the jury, in the hopes that the jurors will be swayed by the Academy Award-winning performance, and ignore the evidence. (Or lack thereof.)

It’s already in the annals of campaign debate lore that Naomi Wolf coached Al Gore about how to act like an “alpha male” and “dress in earth tones” during his debates...