Thursday, January 19, 2006

State Of The * - Delivery Analysis

We had two big speeches the other night. Well, three actually. Two big ones and a "response". State Of The State- Governor Jon Huntsman Democratic Response- Senators Dmitrich, Hale, Davis, Mayne State Of The City- Mayor Rocky Anderson Personally, I think Mayor Anderson had a better delivery than the Governor. He seemed sincere, and moved quickly but was not rushed. The one thing I didn't enjoy about his delivery is his crazy Utah accent. He dropped, swallowed, pushed and pulled words all night. It was insane. Governor Huntsman's delivery was okay, but only just okay. He moved through his speech fine and obviously knew the material well, but his delivery was cheeeeesy. Waaaaay toooo cheeesy. The venue was an elementary school and at times it seemed the Governor was adressing school children. The Democrats should consider taping their response. They've done it in the past, and they should think about doing it again. They should also use only one camera. It was literally painful to watch as the Senators were caught looking at the wrong camera, stumbled on their lines and seemed as though they were reading their speeches for the first time. The one exception was Senator Karen Hale, who was very poised and gave a great delivery. Possibly the best of the night. Also, Senator Mike Dmitrich should have buttoned his shirt. UPDATE: The Democratic response WAS taped!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1- By the content of the speech, I think our Governor may be a undercover democrat. (which is totally okay with me)
2- Karen Hale is awesome!
3- Did Rocky mention anything about his plans for the future year?
ALB

1/19/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Justin said...

Next year, we should all get together and play a drinking game during the State of the City. Drink one shot for every time Rocky says "Community". The last one standing wins free parking at any downtown meter for the year.

1/19/2006 03:48:00 PM  

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