The Washington Post has reported on an interview in which former Daily Show host Jon Stewart described the problem with Hillary Clinton. And he nailed it precisely. Which is to say, he described precisely what I think about her every time I see her speak. She’s not genuine. The person at the microphone is a robot, … Continue reading Designed by someone else to be someone else
I really had no intention of getting wound up over the ongoing race for the 2016 (read: next year) presidential nomination, but Patricia Murphy over at The Daily Beast has pushed one of my buttons. “Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?” asks the headline. “Earlier this year Hillary Clinton seemed to have the female vote locked down, … Continue reading I’m a woman but I still don’t like Hillary
It’s been two weeks since the story broke and I still can’t get it out of my head. Most likely because I’ve spent a few years of my life — 30 or so — working with words. They intrigue me. So here’s my question to you: What do the following words and phrases have in … Continue reading The inevitable Hillary
I watched Hillary Clinton’s press conference today about her email. I’m not at all impressed that it took her eight — eight! — days to start answering questions about it. Eight days to come up with the explanation that she simply opted for convenience. She didn’t use government email for her official correspondence because it would have been inconvenient to carry … Continue reading I don’t believe you, Hillary
Hillary Clinton has yet to declare her candidacy for president, and who can blame her. Campaigns are grinding, brutal, ugly rat races. Besides, she’s the inevitable, already-annointed Democratic nominee. Unfortunately. I’ve never been a big Hillary fan.* And now I’m really I hating her “inevitability.” I wish Elizabeth Warren or some other viable Democrat would run so … Continue reading What difference at this point does it make?
I learned it at my mother’s knee: It’s not polite to point. I was reminded of that by the picture of Nancy Pelosi in my last post. I have no idea what she’s talking about in that picture, but her pointing makes her look strident, imperious, and scolding. Unpleasant and not at all appealing. And … Continue reading Mothers know these things: Don’t point