Important: Fox News body language “expert” assesses Mitt

posted at 11:55 am on February 5, 2008 by Allahpundit

Seven hours ’til the first polls close. It’s either this or Mort Kondracke yappin’ away.

Coming up at 3 p.m.: Fox News psychics call the race. And later, a feng shui analysis of Mitt’s home. What does the layout of his rec room say about what kind of president he’d be?

Update: Ah, even better.


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Oh no.
The body language expert has a problem with Romney.
Well that caps it.
I’m off to vote for McCain.
I can live with a cap-and-trade program but not arrogant body language.

billy on February 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Arrogant pretty well sums him up.

bnelson44 on February 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM

I’ve had enough of these Fox “experts” & “sexperts”. Leave that rubbish to the liberal networks.

jgapinoy on February 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM

By all means, let’s not actually judge what someone says or does. Let’s leave reality up to body language, and let’s relegate our own judgement to that of “experts”.

Lazarus on February 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM

uh, yeah right. what a clown. go mitt! I already voted. yahoo!!!

Roger Waters on February 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM

This body language expert is obviously suffering from some form of dislexia. Talk about being ass backwards.

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM

No…she doesn’t sound like she’s biased in ANY way. The way she answers at first…gunshot-style “ARROGANCE, I see arrogance.”

LOL…real expert there.

tickleddragon on February 5, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Did these guys exist when Reagan was running? Imagine…

amerpundit on February 5, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Arrgghhh! I hear abject stupidity from a charlatan. The McCain analysis wasn’t exactly spot on either.

Add a handwriting analyst and astrologer to the list of ‘experts’ FNC could use. Maybe see which ones make babies cry too.

Buy Danish on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Alpha males scare people.

Montana on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Where exactly does one go to study body language?

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

and that smug look on McCain’s face last debate wasn’t arrogance? give me a break, this woman has been promoting her own agenda from the first time I ever saw her on Bill.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

And if we want to talk about smirking, looking away and being arrogant…hello.

amerpundit on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Arrogance is often mistaken for competence and confidence.
Go Mitt.

Geronimo on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I just saw the update. Gawd, I really don’t like being on the same wavelength as HuffPo.

Buy Danish on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Don’t forget the Fashion Guru segment with Tim Gunn.

Michelle on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

American royalty, no less. When you got it, flaunt it! Maybe the country needs someone like Willard for a change. A successful business man, no ties to any PAC, maybe he can straighten things out. I guess we’ll see what a large part of the country thinks today about royalty. Good Luck Mitt!

countywolf on February 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM

That is so funny.

Mitt is not arrogant, if anything he almost meak.

He does have the confidence one could expect of a man who has succeeded at almost everything he has done.

He earned an MBA and JD in Law from Harvard at the same time– that is one heck of a dual degree program. Oh, and he was a scholar in the MBA program and finished in the top 5 in his law class.

Arrogant? Please.

EJDolbow on February 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM

amerpundit on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Not to mention Bill O’Reilly, the man who made her a star.

Buy Danish on February 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM

Where exactly does one go to study body language?

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

get married.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM

These are so stupid. Filler in place of substance.

Vizzini on February 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM

What a bunch of hogwash. I met Mitt Romney the other night, he is so nice. Some sweet little old lady spontaneously kissed him on the cheek and then looked embarrassed that she had done it, and he was so nice about it…he put his arm around her, putting her at ease immediately, and it looked like whatever embarrassment she felt instantly evaporated. The whole room just kind of shared in what a sweet moment it was. Arrogant he is not. He’s genuinely decent, which is unusual, and the haters just can’t stand it.

JustTruth101 on February 5, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Already voted Mitt this morning.

Coincidentally, here in Utah we still have Alan Keyes, a bunch of others and Fred! on the ballot. I almost voted for Fred! just so I could feel like I had the opportunity to, but I realized that wouldn’t do anybody any good.

On the other hand, I’m not convinced Mitt needed my single vote here in Utah.

thomashton on February 5, 2008 at 12:08 PM

At least I was the first one in my precinct to vote this morning. So for a few minutes, 100% of the votes cast in my precinct were for Mitt!

Vanceone on February 5, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Where exactly does one go to study body language?

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM
get married.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!
ROTFLMAO!

thomashton on February 5, 2008 at 12:09 PM

At least I was the first one in my precinct to vote this morning. So for a few minutes, 100% of the votes cast in my precinct were for Mitt!

Vanceone on February 5, 2008 at 12:09 PM

I live in rural, conservative, Northern Utah. I can almost be sure that 100% of my precinct is still for Mitt and the polls have been open for over 3 hours!

thomashton on February 5, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Alpha males scare people.

Montana on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Ding!

There are certain segments of our population that view any man who hasn’t been beaten down by the vaginocracy as arrogant.

baldilocks on February 5, 2008 at 12:12 PM

get married.

abinitioadinfinitum

Been there, done that, never again.

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Tanya, I see Journalistic Malpractice.

This is disgraceful – Fox is becoming worse than the alphabet networks.

I’m beginning to think the biggest threat to democracy is 24/7 cable nitwit news.

stenwin77 on February 5, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Hey Bill O’Rielly, why don’t you start a horoscopic language segment.

I’m stunned that she is a regular on O’Reilly’s show. Come Bill, get some dignity.

stenwin77 on February 5, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Where exactly does one go to study body language?

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM
get married.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM

LOL! Too funny! And true…

sloopy on February 5, 2008 at 12:21 PM

From his body language I picked up, “I’m Mitt Romeny and no one tells me that it’s over. Was it over when the germans bomber pearl harbor?”

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 5, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Where’s the clip for Juan?

Voted early last Friday for Romney.

moonsbreath on February 5, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Gee, we’d better get all the candidates to one of those skull-bump readers, and to handwriting analysts STAT.

/

funky chicken on February 5, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Where exactly does one go to study body language?

thekingtut on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

The Bunny Ranch offers both Body Language and Bi-lingual education progams.

infidel on February 5, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Who is this body language expert? I can read her body language too: STUPID.

sloopy on February 5, 2008 at 12:24 PM

This passes as serious news??
Hair jell? Smirking?? Arrogance?
They may as well be talking about themselves!

JellyToast on February 5, 2008 at 12:25 PM

From his body language I picked up, “I’m Mitt Romeny and no one tells me that it’s over. Was it over when the germans bomber pearl harbor?”

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 5, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Was it over when President Putin of Germany started helping Iran?

amerpundit on February 5, 2008 at 12:25 PM

I was on my way to the kitchen for coffee when I heard the “arrogance” line. My first thought was, “Whose idea was this?”

Moronic.

MikeZero on February 5, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Sorry dude, but you left yourself open to that.

amerpundit on February 5, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Arrogant pretty well sums him up.

bnelson44 on February 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM

I am ok with that. A little arrogance along with a strong military, a strong border and a strong economy is fine by me. After all we are the greatest nation o the face of this planet, past, present and future.

Go Mitt Go!

HotAirExpert on February 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM

“McCain’s body language tells me that he’s shaking with anger and..oh…oh no wait, he’s just having a stroke.”

mattyj86 on February 5, 2008 at 12:31 PM

I wonder what would happen to the body language expert if she caught Mitt picking his nose or scratching his balls.

Would that make him unarrogant??

Just a regular guy?

suddenly electable?

Always Right on February 5, 2008 at 12:34 PM

And then she watched the clip of McCain….
“Well, I see a frightening amount of emotional instability, and a little bit of poop in his underwear”.

ChrisM on February 5, 2008 at 12:36 PM

If Mitt exudes arrogance, Hillary radiates megalomania.

T J Green on February 5, 2008 at 12:36 PM

I’m more skeptical than most when it comes to things like fung shui, acupuncture and other such New Age crap, but having read up on body language analysis and applying it, there’s definitely some merit to it- little things you’d never think to look for otherwise can be very telling to the point that it seems obvious once you start paying attention.

That said, it’s not an exact science, either and more than once I’ve seen the Fox “expert” stretch it a bit too far.

Hollowpoint on February 5, 2008 at 12:37 PM

This so called body expert is WAY off. Where did they find her and why even use her? I know, to fill up time, rather than report real news. This is another example how Fox has hurt Mitt. You want arrogance, look at McCain in the last debate, that very expression, “my friend”, totally suggests arrogance, not to add his overall expressions.Why does Fox and the media in general think we are that stupid? Maybe because some people fall for this garbage? My reading is that this body expert is getting over big time and Fox needs to lose her. Let’s read O’Reilly, I see more arrogance on his expression than Mitt’s, yet this “expert”, caved in and said he looked fine when he was at the Obama rally and was standing in the back like a punk ready for a fight. Give me her job.

Conservatives R Us on February 5, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Alpha males scare people.

Montana on February 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM

You nailed it.

This is an absurd waste of news credibility. I can understand O’Reilly having her on because it appears he likes to fluff up his show with eye-candy as it were, but for this sort of deep intellectually inquiry to spread across the whole channel is a shame.

Spirit of 1776 on February 5, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Is Romney the GOP version of Silky Edwards?

Pax americana on February 5, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Did someone check his biorhythms as well?

Kristopher on February 5, 2008 at 12:52 PM

And then they should get a Phrenologist.

We can do some corrective Phrenology ( with a baseball bat ) on some Fox experts afterwards.

Kristopher on February 5, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Try a little humble pie Mitt.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 5, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Did this “expert” actually watch anything Romney did? For cryin’ out loud the whole debate the other night showcased the arrogance of McCain.

Tim on February 5, 2008 at 1:01 PM

It ain’t braggin’ (or arrogance) if he can (or has) really do it. What I see in Tanya is annoyance. Annoyed that the host didn’t plug her book like O’Reilly does every week.

iurockhead on February 5, 2008 at 1:04 PM

I see a body language analyst that could eat apples through a picket fence.

Geronimo on February 5, 2008 at 1:05 PM

From his body language I picked up, “I’m Mitt Romeny and no one tells me that it’s over. Was it over when the germans bomber pearl harbor?”

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 5, 2008 at 12:23 PM

ummmmm….nooooo, I think this post pretty much explains the level of competence of the people supporting Mitt.
That was very funny….you were being funny weren’t you?

right2bright on February 5, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Bill must be shafting this lass – there’s no other explanation for his continued obsession with her drivel.

Unless he really is a total bellend.

Let’s have some chicken-entrail analysis to provide a tight segue into some fart-sniffing opinion poll dynamics.

Hosted by Clothear Kilmeade.

LimeyGeek on February 5, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Geronimo on February 5, 2008 at 1:05 PM

You made me pee a little

LimeyGeek on February 5, 2008 at 1:09 PM

THE CHOSEN ONE = Wylie T.Coyote(just doesn’t get it)

dmann on February 5, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Here’s the body language question I want an answer to – on the cover of Miss Body Language expert’s book, what does it mean when she’s sitting there on the stool leaning forward with her legs apart?

My guess: “I’m cute and just a little slutty* – buy my book!”

*Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

ErikTheRed on February 5, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I see Fred people.

saint kansas on February 5, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Is Romney the GOP version of Silky Edwards?

Pax americana on February 5, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Better hair, and far more substance.

ErikTheRed on February 5, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Bill must be shafting this lass – there’s no other explanation for his continued obsession with her drivel.

LimeyGeek on February 5, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Seriously. Whenever Cranky (our name for Bill) has a woman that’s at least reasonably attractive on the show, you wonder how many he has to tug out in his dressing room just to get through the segment without needing an assistant to walk around with a sponge mop cleaning up the drool. It’s sad. Dude’s got serious bank, and acts like he never gets laid.

ErikTheRed on February 5, 2008 at 1:21 PM

on the cover of Miss Body Language expert’s book, what does it mean when she’s sitting there on the stool leaning forward with her legs apart?

I thought you were talking about this.

Caution: links to Billy Jeff.

saint kansas on February 5, 2008 at 1:22 PM

saint kansas on February 5, 2008 at 1:22 PM

AAAARGH!!! MONICA-CAM!!!

LimeyGeek on February 5, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Don’t mistake arrogance for confidence.

liquidflorian on February 5, 2008 at 1:45 PM

There’s nothing wrong with manageable arrgance. If you want to talk arrogance, let’s talk McCain. On the arrogant meter, McCain registers 100 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Arrogance in the form of self-confidence (Romney)is good. Arrogance in the form of condecsending, sanctimony (McCain) is reprehensible.

I’m not looking for an overabundance of humble in my President, but I don’t expect to be talked-down to or disrespected by him (emphasis this election on him). Respectful arrogance is needed in dealing with other world leaders and our Congress.

orlandocajun on February 5, 2008 at 1:46 PM

I met Romney a couple of times when he was here in NH. I wasn’t impressed — seemed like a “pretty boy” to me at the time.

ScoopPC11 on February 5, 2008 at 1:46 PM

WAIT. WHAT???!!1!!

He actually has the audacity to think he’s the best candidate?

Oh Noes!!!11!1!!

mattshu on February 5, 2008 at 2:03 PM

I strode into the middle school gym serving as the town’s polling station. With an indulgent smirk, I stated my address to the elderly man sitting behind the cheap folding table. By the lilt of his voice and the weak-wristed manner in which he passed me the card, I could tell he was a democrat and most likely gay. This is Massachusetts. Nevertheless, I did not disguise my contempt for him nor did he for me as he passed me my Republican voting card, wrinkling his nose in disgust as he turned away. Arrogant fool.

Frowning, I crossed to the curtained booth and, with a grand flourish founded in confidence, superiority, and great pride cast my vote for Mitt Romney.

It was only after I had returned to my $175,000 Mercedes surrounded by mini vans and worn pickups that I realized that somewhere along my righteous journey to the polls I had stepped into still steaming, snow-encrusted dog sh …..

Rod on February 5, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Arrogance is often mistaken for competence and confidence.
Go Mitt.

Geronimo on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

You are absolutely correct. There is also the possibility that the body language “expert” will be voting for Obama or Clinton.

sinsing on February 5, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Best part of the coverage…..Megyn Kelly.

Worst part of the coverage…..hag body language expert.

So Mitt conveys a sense of arrogance?

When McCain speaks, I sense pent up anger and rage.

When Huckabee speaks, I sense a pastor making a salvation call. “Get right with Jesus or die.” And I’m a Christian!

When RuPaul speaks, I sense a cranky old man that if it were not for his position in Congress would be yelling “get off my lawn” a lot.

When Clinton or Obama speak, I have the letters “CCCP” in my head.

So what’s the point of all of this?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on February 5, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Arrogant,… or just confident? WTF is wrong with that? Maybe he actually IS better than the other candidates!

4shoes on February 5, 2008 at 2:49 PM

I used to kind of like that body-language woman.

mikeyboss on February 5, 2008 at 4:02 PM

This “expert” is like the ghost hunters (like Most Haunted) who go to old, empty houses at night, turn the lights off, and try to convince you the sound you heard was some spectral being walking around.

The woman is a quack. She’s what she wants to see, and convinces you it’s true.

fourstringfuror on February 5, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Hey, lets all sit in a circle, load up the bong with some really strong liberal grass, blow some smoke, and present it as news!!

(the writers strike exposes the fact that the newsroom talking heads are completely incapable of gathering actual facts, applying rational thought processes, and presenting them to the public)

PATHETIC!!

landlines on February 5, 2008 at 4:19 PM

She sees*

Can’t type today.

fourstringfuror on February 5, 2008 at 4:21 PM

She’s another reason I stopped watching the Mr. Bill O’ Bore Tabloid Show…body language experts, t.v. oldies icons, hollyweird updates and of course frequent insightful analysis from the news expert Whorealdo “The Spitter” Rivers. Down to 2 Fox programs now Cavuto and John Gibson that’s it.
Hopefully that arrogant looking man will still be around to vote for when Orygun finally holds it’s primary election in May. Is the general over then?

oldernslower on February 5, 2008 at 4:30 PM

No…she doesn’t sound like she’s biased in ANY way. The way she answers at first…gunshot-style “ARROGANCE, I see arrogance.”

LOL…real expert there.

tickleddragon on February 5, 2008 at 12:01 PM

She obviously had questions and answers figured out before the segment. They wouldn’t want to waste time. What would you expect an “expert” to do – sit there and think about it for the first time on camera?

Arrogance is often mistaken for competence and confidence.
Go Mitt.

Geronimo on February 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I assume you meant to say the opposite, but I think your statement must be very true. I think to myself – how can people not consider him arrogant? They must think that is what leadership looks like.

If he weren’t such a flip flopper his arrogance might have influenced my decision.

Vagueperson on February 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Note to Tonya: McCain doesn’t seem to appreciate looking people in the eye either. At least Mitt looks in their direction! All the Arizona senator does is chuckle and sneer and jab his robotic arms up and down, up and down, up and down, up and, down…

Jockolantern on February 5, 2008 at 6:56 PM

What a joke!

ketket on February 6, 2008 at 2:24 AM