Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Briefing Palin for photo op II

So if I were briefing Palin for her photo-illustration with Afghan President Hamid Karzai here's what I'd say:
  • Stand to the his right for the camera; it's the dominant position.
  • Don't look at the camera for THE Shot and do not be broad smiling. Be looking at him. It shows engagement.
  • Stand slightly leaning into him but half a foot just in front; if gives you further height dominance
  • Have prepared your response. Yep doesn't matter what the president says, even though you more or less know what he's going to say from your aides' briefing.
  • Let him do a lot of the talking and you nod in agreement
  • Wear dark colours and a scarf around your shoulders; deference which'll show, and lead him to be generous with his response.
  • Don't take or answer questions on financial matters. Remember tax payers will still be sore from the 70 billion plus bail out plan for financiers.
  • Refuse any attempt, in the walk to and from the interview to chat to any female staff; ruins the image.
And there ladies and gentlemen are my eight things to swing around a photo op for a grand picture. But then her power team would already know that.

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