June 5, 2008


Obama Versus Lieberman (Eve Fairbanks, 6/04/08, New Republic: The Stump)

A fun report from the Senate floor in Roll Call: [...]

[D]uring a Senate vote Wednesday, Obama dragged Lieberman by the hand to a far corner of the Senate chamber and engaged in what appeared to reporters in the gallery as an intense, three-minute conversation. While it was unclear what the two were discussing, the body language suggested that Obama was trying to convince Lieberman of something and his stance appeared slightly intimidating. Using forceful, but not angry, hand gestures, Obama literally backed up Lieberman against the wall, leaned in very close at times, and appeared to be trying to dominate the conversation, as the two talked over each other in a few instances.


Posted by Orrin Judd at June 5, 2008 7:54 AM

Heck, he was just offering Lieberman the VP slot. (And telling him what would happen to him if he didn't accept.)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 5, 2008 8:56 AM

Tall guys always think they are more intimidating than they really are.

Posted by: Brandon at June 5, 2008 11:39 AM

Sounds very much like what senators in the 50s referred to as "the Johnson treatment." LBJ was another tall guy.

Posted by: George at June 6, 2008 2:26 PM
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