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Re: Swift unaware mike was still on

FWIW...I think she has performed admirably during this crisis....considering
most of what she has been doing (press conferences, etc.) has been off the
cuff, I think she has show she is a bright women....something we all doubted
when she got the job.

While she did look pretty stiff on TV..she's not a TV pro...

I am surprised at her handling of this considering she is what?  36? 37?


----- Original Message -----
From: <hopfgapr@sprynet.com>
To: <bobonradio@yahoo.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Swift unaware mike was still on

> Ooh...I like that description...hostage, that's exactly what she looked
> She clearly hadn't a clue what to do with her hands. (when in doubt, fold
'em...that's what I do during our local access cable TV broadcast of Town
Council meetings....especially when this one guy is running the cameras...a
political enemy that's always trying to catch me in an inappropriate moment
on camera...he actually caught another Councilor sleeping during the
> But, overall it was smart of her to do this TV appearance now, when I
think the general public will be a little more forgiving (under the current
circumstances) as opposed to doing this next summer or fall in the height of
an electionn campaign.
> -Paul Hopfgarten
> -Derry NH
> "Bob Nelson...WMWM" <bobonradio@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Acting Gov. Swift delivered a nine-minute speech last
> night on TV and radio, regarding airport concerns,
> Massport, etc. After she finished, she was unaware
> her mike was still on and the next thing you know,
> the post-speech comments were aired on "Howie Carr"
> and elsewhere.
> Swift was heard asking staffers how well she did and
> at one point said, "I'm in a firing mood-- just
> kidding!... I hope my mike wasn't on." But the mike
> indeed was on, and Swift is now learning, as
> politicians and TV/radio personalities have in the
> past, that you need to watch what you say lest the
> microphone still be on.
> Now, talk radio shows are discussing not only what she
> said in the speech (more state troopers will be
> hired, etc.) but how she appeared doing it (some have
> said she looked like a hostage). I heard the speech on
> radio and she seemed OK to me, but maybe the TV
> camera caught her nervousness.
> http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/carr10032001.htm
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