A Review of Bush's Inaugural Performance

Robert Siegel talks with Allan Metcalf, author of Presidential Voices: Speaking Styles from George Washington to George W. Bush, about President Bush's inaugural speaking style. Metcalf notes misplaced emphases that weaken the speech, along with other telling moments.



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