Skip to comments.Hillary vs. Obama: It's a drawl!
Posted on 03/14/2007 12:30:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Barack Obama commands respect while Hillary Clinton overacts. Plus: John Edwards' disappearing act, Mary Shelley debunked, and Ann Coulter's gender weirdness.
Nerves, nerves, nerves: The contenders in both parties for the 2008 presidential nomination have been acting like skittish race-track thoroughbreds rearing and shying as their handlers try to shove them into the gates. Each campaign is super-concerned about its candidate getting distracted, winded or making a crippling misstep.
What in tarnation was the Hillary Clinton camp thinking when it threw a tantrum about Hollywood producer David Geffen making a few critical remarks about her to a fagged-out media scold? Most people in this country have never heard of David Geffen and don't give a damn about whether or not he defects to Barack Obama.
I loved the way Obama's campaign handled the dust-up -- some nice sharp barbs from an underling followed by the candidate's lofty assertion of statesmanlike unconcern. It made me take Obama seriously as a candidate for 2008 (rather than 2012) for the first time. Despite the garish pop-ups of gossip about his botched investments and unpaid parking tickets, Obama has been gaining traction as a contender.
Hillary didn't help herself with her over-the-top sermon at the First Baptist Church in Selma, Ala., two weeks ago. Her aping of a black Southern accent from the pulpit was so inept and patronizing that it should get a Razzie Award for Worst Performance of the Year. At times, it approached the Southern Gothic burlesque of Bette Davis chewing up the scenery in "Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte." Does Hillary Clinton have a stable or coherent sense of self? Or is everything factitious, mimed and scripted (like her flipping butch and femme masks) for expediency?
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
>Her aping of a black Southern accent from the pulpit was so inept
LOL; I wish someone posts this on YouTube. Hillary is becoming a laugh-a-minute candidate; if her selling point is "inevitability", her lack of charisma on the stump has to have her supporters worried; she can't win a general election like this.
...with a side order of Baby Jane Hudson! Classic!
You have to see this one about Hillary! It's sooo true about her becoming a laugh-a-minute candidate!
Check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJgfl8jxyw0
"|"Dianne Feinstein is far more presidential than Hillary Clinton, who alternates between smugness and defensiveness before pulling out that tiresome middle-aged mom card. Feinstein, even when maneuvering strategically, always seems genuinely focused on the idea at hand, while Hillary isn't really there -- she's just riffling mentally through her team's cue cards. All politicians are actors, but Hillary's a bad one"
And....even when Paglia dings one of the good guys, you got to admit, it's stylishly delivered.
Go ahead a click through on the ad on the Salon page to read it all. This woman can write.
It's always a pleasure to hear from Dr. Paglia ... I've been waiting with bated breath for her take on this whole sordid affair. Dr. Paglia's Democrat credentials are unquestioned, which makes her slicing and dicing of Senator Clinton all the more delicious.
Is there any audio only version of Hillary's speech?