I watched Tony Blair speaking at the Human Cloning conference. Or should I say, I watched the top of Tony Blair’s head. He looked up about every 10-15 seconds to view his audience but for the most part he was incapable of NOT reading from his prepared script.
Now, when George W. has a speech (although he makes CONSTANT eye contact with his audience, and only occasionally looks down), he is criticized by many as being ineffectual, unconvincing, and everything he says is only through the good graces of his speechwriter. In short, a complete dunce.
Yet, I have heard nothing but praise for Tony Blair’s leadership, and speaking abilities.
Is this a double standard or am I missing something?