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Topic - Jack Glaser
In their rush to look forever young, some politicians may be neglecting another, more important demand of the video age: the ability to express emotion convincingly.
He lurked in the shadows of the American psyche for a decade: Osama bin Laden was the potent symbol of evil, the elusive foe, the monster, the myth. And now he's gone, leaving the nation to celebrate his death but ponder an uneasy future.
Voters may read immobility in the face as impassivity, explains Jack Glaser, a public policy professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
"If someone's face is so swollen with Botox that they can't raise their eyebrows when someone says something surprising, or they don't appear to be able to smile comfortably, that could make them appear unfeeling," he says.