This Country's New Applause Sign
I watched the President speak last night. I thought it was a very good speech. The speech was delivered enthusiastically and it was inspirational.
Sitting behind Obama were sitting the vice president and the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. I couldn't help from watching her expressions. She smiles, she frowns, she wenches and once it even looked like she puckered her lips and shot a kiss to someone out of camera range.
I also noticed each time time there was an applause she was the first on her feet clapping breaking the silence.... and the senators and the congressional members followed her lead. Every time.
Sometimes her enthusiastically clapping caused the applause to get louder and louder bringing down the house.... it looked to be all her doing.
She is sitting in a good place - right behind the president. So, if people are watching the president and the Speaker jumps up to clap everybody will see her.
I suspect she is the new Applause Sign.