Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Food for thought

In the midst of a presidential campaign, a favorite exercise is analyzing the candidates' skills at speechmaking. Franklin Delano RooseveltInevitably someone recalls one of the best presidential orators, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ironically, FDR violated one of the basic principles by grasping the podium with both hands throughout his entire presentation. He had to hold on in order to remain erect. Yet he was wonderfully expressive, captivating his audience. He did this by "gesturing" with his shoulders and tossing his head in a way that amplified the confidence and optimism in his message.

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Also ... a suggestion on how to resolve the food/fuel fight:

Wouldn't our cars run on methane? Then we could have our corn and eat it, too!

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