Today's guest post is by Peppercommer Dandy Stevenson.
Who knows, maybe Obama did the same thing when he gave his speech. It’s not like he was speaking off the cuff. Not only was every word agonized over before it made it into part of one of the many precious sentences in the speech, but also every pause, every inflection was carefully crafted and well-practiced.
In a sense he WAS lip-synching. Sure he could have burped or blinked at the wrong time, but you can bet he was rehearsed within an inch of his life. Hell, he was even reading it. It’s not a debate. It’s a show: intricately scripted, blocked, staged, practiced, costumed, lit and presented in all its fabricated glory— just like every other speech nowadays. So Beyonce did just play along… personally, I don’t think her part of the festivities was any less genuine than Barack’s.