Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Speed Blinker

I watched the State of the Union speech on FOX News Channel last night, but the folks at B&C Beat blog made an interesting observation about Speaker Pelosi and Vice President Cheney's blinking patterns:

"What was worth commenting on, however, was the contrast in blinks per minute between Pelosi and Cheney. While Pelosi clocked a good 25-30 blinks per minute, Cheney barely mustered 3 or 4."

It made me think of another sobriquet for the Speaker... Nancy Hyperlosi.


At January 24, 2007 11:59 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I did not bring myself to watch it, but I heard one of the callers on Glenn Beck mention that this morning!

She could just be really dried out...

At January 24, 2007 1:07 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i've only seen liars or people who wear contacts blink like this. could be a combination of the two? cheney wears spectacles. who knows?

At January 24, 2007 1:15 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Wild! That would really bug me. I've always read that increased blinking can be a sign that a person is lying to you...

At January 24, 2007 4:13 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: dried out. lol. oh, you mean her eyes ;-)

nanc & jen: probably contacts because she's too vain to wear glasses.

The lying comes in when she must smile during the President's speech.

At January 24, 2007 6:13 PM, Blogger The Phoenix said...

The average number of blinks per minute ranges from 10 up to 25. There's a ton of discrepancy.

I find Pelosi's bony face scary.

At January 24, 2007 6:34 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

lol...hyper everything as long as it Anti American eh?

At January 24, 2007 10:56 PM, Blogger cube said...

phoenix: I watched the SOTU speech. Hyperlosi's hyperblinking was hyperweird.

At January 25, 2007 12:53 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Cube: No, I didn't mean her eyes! ;D

At January 25, 2007 12:54 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: hee hee.

At January 26, 2007 12:08 AM, Blogger Caz said...

Her blinking is curious. As everyone has noted, rapid blinking is frequently a signifier of lying (but not always; it can be medical, it can be nerves, and so on).

In this instance, given that she wasn't doing any of the talking, merely on onlooker, perhaps the only thing we can read into it is that she is one very, very, very uptight women.


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