I mentioned this to people at work the other day, but haven’t seen another comment/post/blog about it, so I guess I’d better before I forget.
The president has an annoying habit of thumping his hands on the podium when he speaks. I don’t know if he’s always had it and I never noticed, or if having to say fairly nice things about the country brought it out of him… but recall the SOTU speech, and think of the pattern of hands… small gesture, fold, thump. gesture broadly, fold, thump. point, fold, thump. rinse. repeat.
Watch for yourself. I literally could not hear what he was saying for the last fifteen minutes or so. I think it was on purpose.
I hope his hands are sore from it now.