Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Senator Up-Talk: That’s Not Change We Can Believe In

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That’s not delivery in which we can believe, Senator.

Apparently desperate for a theme, Senator McCain regularly ended sections of his speech with, “That’s not change we can believe in.” Not bad. Looks good on paper, but the way he delivered the line was sing-songy and he ended it with “up talk”. His inflection on the final word always sounded like a question. It reminded me of Morghane Q.E. Wolfe-Slattery, Euphorian?
“That’s not change we can believe in?”

It makes him sound like a man inexperienced in the field of public speaking. It would sound better if he said, “That NOT change we can believe in.” Definitively end the sentence and the paragraph, Senator.


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