Palin's Posture Reveals Her Self-Doubt: Expert

Posture, clenched hands reveal lack of confidence
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 6:12 PM CDT
Palin is greeted by her daughter, Piper.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin’s performance in her first television interview pales when compared to her commanding convention speech, an expert told CBS News. The Alaska governor’s poor posture and hand-wringing in the ABC interview reveal insecurity, according to body language pro Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who gave the Republican veep pick an overall score of 5 out of 10.

“She's not erect,” Dimitrius said. “Most people look at body posture as being a sign of credibility, or professionalism. The way she's hunched over, it also shows a bit of insecurity and a lack of confidence.”