Given that La Pierre had an impossible job, I think that attention must still be paid to the fact that he's not a very good public speaker. The last real orator to occupy the office of Executive Vice President was Harlon Carter, who was a Force. But Harlon has been gone these many years, and the absence of someone with his abilities is sorely felt.
La Pierre did much better a few days later in an interview with NBC's David Gregory on Meet the Press, and it was during this show that a rare and wonderful moment occurred. Mr. Gregory, filled with righteous indignation, brandished a 30-round (not bullet) magazine at La Pierre. This may have been good theatre, but it's against the law to possess a high-capacity magazine (not clip) in Washington, D.C. So now, Mr. Gregory finds himself with his ass in a crack.