"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Elephant in the Room

Ellen gets her chance to confront McCain about gay marriage:



I wish I was better at analyzing body language, but it doesn't take too much scrutiny to notice how he acts awkwardly embarrassed when Ellen brings up the topic and the audience applauds, or how he keeps his head down and refuses to look her in the eyes as he tells her he believes "in the unique status of marriage between man and woman", or the smugness with which he says, "touché" at the end of the video.

This man does not look like a president to me.

Thoughts?

1 comment:

Res said...

Watched this a bit back, and had the *exact* same impression. Hopefully viewers who - for some unknown reason - are seriously considering backing McCain weren't fooled the slightest bit by his appearance on the show. Just the fact that he didn't display any enthusiasm as the audience did for Ellen's defense of equal rights makes it clear he wouldn't break party lines (or political expedience) to support b/c of personal conviction.