Blinky Bush goes to G8

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I was quite taken aback by Bush's appearance and demeanor in the pre-G8 summit ITV interview," writes James Wolcott. "For one thing...the sluffing-off manner with which Bush treated the question of whether or not he owed Blair some give on global warming because of Blair's staunch support over Iraq. He exuded that fake Tall Texan horeshit of refusing to be beholden to any man, even an ally, coz he's got do what's best for his folks just as Blair has to do for his.

But was more fascinating that Bush's imperial tone was the fact that during these answers, he was blinking furiously. There's nothing like a tight camera shot to reveal an eyeblink storm in all its telltale signaling.

Signaling what? Rapid blinking is usually ascribed to nervousness or prevarication (or both), and Bush, not being in his usual bubble, may have felt the stress, and his inability to confront the truth has become first nature for him." (James Wolcott)

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