I was talking with my mother today (she’s wised up and now calls me from strangers’ phones so I won’t see her Caller ID and I’ll pick up) and she reminded me of a closely held belief that my grandfather strongly held, “Never trust a man with thin lips.”
It may have had its origin as an old wives’ (or old grandfathers’) tale but perhaps there is also a scientific basis for that. When one is angry, one can thin one’s lips. When one is lying and trying to hold back the truth, one may clamp one’s lips together tightly at times subconsciously. And who knows, maybe there is a Grinch-like connection between the collagen in lips and the size of someone’s heart?
So, as an experiment, please find pictures below of a variety of top Republican figures and top Democratic figures and see if you recognize the slip of trust between the thin and full lips:
Hmm…maybe there is something to the old school way of seeing things. And I’m not just giving that lip service.