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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Picture of the Day

In body language terms, that hand on the back is a big dominance play, pushing/guiding the submissive where you want them to go. Bush always had his hand on Tony Blair's back, for instance. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Second Picture, here's a battle to put the hand on the back as they enter the Oval Office. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

If you look back at the old photos, Bush is very good at this move. It often creates a discomfort in the other figure which is part of his bullying image.

While I'm at it, here's another one from the initial greeting, the hand on elbow handshake.

(Obama started the meeting clearly dominant, but got less so as it went on.....)


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