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Clinton hones tough-gal, beer-and-shot persona
Boston Globe ^ | 6 May 2008 | Peter S. Canellos

Posted on 05/06/2008 6:24:29 AM PDT by Fractal Trader

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - At O'Donnell's, a watering hole a few blocks from the fort where General "Mad Anthony" Wayne marshaled his men for war with the Indians in the 1790s, patrons were weighing in yesterday on today's battle between the Democratic presidential candidates.

Only a few had heard of the old adage that people vote for whomever they'd rather have a beer with - the test that George W. Bush supposedly passed with flying colors - but some were willing to offer their preferences.

"I think Hillary," said Kevin Mashaus, 43, a wine-and-spirits representative from Fort Wayne. "I think she'd loosen up better."

Fifteen months ago, at the start of the campaign, almost no one would have imagined that so many people would be sidling up to the bar with Clinton. Few politicians in American history have carried less of a reputation for "Cheers"-like camaraderie than the senator from New York, who was widely seen as cold and calculating.

But that stereotype has been cast aside by many voters, replaced by its positive twin: The same steely-eyed characteristics that made Clinton seem cold now make her seem purposeful; what was once seen as calculation is now determination.

Part of the transformation has been a matter of comparison. Some people think her opponent, Barack Obama, has an academic aloofness to him. Next to him, Clinton's grittiness stands out in far sharper relief.

[SNIP]

But watching Clinton on the campaign trail, it's obvious that her campaign's appeal for blue-collar votes has struck some deeper chords within her. By now, it no longer seems forced to hear her droppin' her g's, throwing back shots of whiskey, and telling off the powers that be.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hag; harpy; howcanwefoolthem2day; piaps; shrillhag
Hillary doing shots? Now I've heard of everything.

Pics at link.

1 posted on 05/06/2008 6:24:29 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

But she cries when she is criticized, or if she needs votes.


2 posted on 05/06/2008 6:25:23 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Fractal Trader

Where is the barf alert?


3 posted on 05/06/2008 6:27:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Fractal Trader

Ask Vince Foster whether Hillary does shots.


4 posted on 05/06/2008 6:29:50 AM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Fractal Trader

SHE’S EVERYTHING AND NOTHING

ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE.


5 posted on 05/06/2008 6:31:19 AM PDT by ryan71 (Typical bitter white gun toter)
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To: Fractal Trader
I think Clinton will win both NC and Indiana.
6 posted on 05/06/2008 6:32:14 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: Fractal Trader
Pics at link.

Thanks, but no..

7 posted on 05/06/2008 6:33:51 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Fractal Trader
funny pictures
moar funny pictures
8 posted on 05/06/2008 6:35:20 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (What if Tony Almeida is the 12th Cylon?)
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To: Fractal Trader

It’s three am. Do you know where your President is? And what she’s been drinking?


9 posted on 05/06/2008 6:36:18 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Fractal Trader

‘Honing a persona’.

What mindless use of language. Makes me want to hone my persona.

But the SSPCA would be after me.


10 posted on 05/06/2008 6:36:59 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: TornadoAlley3

Clinton has a zero chance to win North Carolina. Do not underestimate the hatred here for the Clintons, even among Democrats.


11 posted on 05/06/2008 6:38:23 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Fractal Trader

I used to be one who detested everything about Hillary, but of late, I have actually found things to admire. For one thing, her Energizer Bunny performance when everyone with a keyboard or a microphone is telling her to scram is pretty amazing. And she has managed to keep it all together, even with Bill going berserk in the hinterlands. I heard someone comment yesterday that she looked energized and glowing while Obama looked exhausted.

Not having a candidate of my own to support has allowed me to enjoy all aspects of this campaign.


12 posted on 05/06/2008 6:39:35 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Fractal Trader

Beer before liquor, never been sicker.


13 posted on 05/06/2008 6:40:19 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Fractal Trader
"Only a few had heard of the old adage that people vote for whomever they'd rather have a beer with"

i wouldn't want to have a beer with any of the candidates.. can i opt for mccain's daughter?
14 posted on 05/06/2008 6:40:27 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
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To: OKSooner
I've got time for one more round,
and a 6 pack to go...
15 posted on 05/06/2008 6:43:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Fractal Trader

I must take an extremely severe case of “beer goggles” to consider voting for Hillary.


16 posted on 05/06/2008 6:49:56 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: squarebarb

“What mindless use of language.”

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

It’s the modern way! Fifty years ago only politicians and a few other con artists knew how to talk without saying anything, now everybody does it.


17 posted on 05/06/2008 6:50:20 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
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To: Fractal Trader

Umm, there’s no bar by that name in Fort Wayne.


18 posted on 05/06/2008 6:54:20 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

J.K. O’Donnell’s

http://www.downtownfortwayne.com/story.php?uid=236


19 posted on 05/06/2008 6:56:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Fractal Trader
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20 posted on 05/06/2008 6:56:58 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: Pistolshot
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21 posted on 05/06/2008 6:58:14 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

There appears to be a JK O’Donnell’s in Fort Wayne.
http://www.jkodonnells.com


22 posted on 05/06/2008 7:00:10 AM PDT by posterchild ("Congress does two things very well: one is nothing and two is overreact." - Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga)
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To: Fractal Trader

She’s honing her persona. In other words, she’s practicing being someone she isn’t. It’s another act, not be be believed.


23 posted on 05/06/2008 7:03:25 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: posterchild

They might do better if they were in the phone book.


24 posted on 05/06/2008 7:03:30 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Fractal Trader

You would think that at 60 her persona would already be honed.


25 posted on 05/06/2008 7:07:57 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: chickadee

“I heard someone comment yesterday that she looked energized and glowing while Obama looked exhausted.”

You know, yesterday I was thinking Hillary was a vampire. It would explain a lot. Then last night someone actually said that on Fox. LOL!


26 posted on 05/06/2008 7:10:52 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: I still care

Now, see, that’s one of the advantages for the GOP in electing Hillary - all that carefully built up animosity from the ‘90’s. With Obama, we’d have to start from scratch and after what the Dems and the media have done to President Bush, they deserve to have the “favor” returned.

McCain in the WH would only bring grief and decades in the wilderness to the GOP, while 4 years of Hillary would have the nation chomping at the bit for a replacement in 2012.

Besides, I’d love to see Nancy and Hillary struggling over the Mrs. America crown.


27 posted on 05/06/2008 7:18:35 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Fractal Trader

Yeah, Hitlery, come on to my bar, and pretend to be a shot-and-a -beer regular... please.....


28 posted on 05/06/2008 7:21:40 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Corin Stormhands

"Here's to butt burn and gas boys!"

29 posted on 05/06/2008 7:26:16 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Pistolshot
Later that evening...


30 posted on 05/06/2008 7:27:15 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: chickadee

One would have hoped that after 4 years of bill in the white house he would have been voted out by a landslide, but that didn’t happen. Don’t assume hillary, if she were to win, would only last 1 term, those clintons are ruthless people, beware.

Hillary is one of the biggest hypocrites around, I don’t buy what she’s trying to sell. And did i mention I think she’s delusional?


31 posted on 05/06/2008 7:36:15 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: psjones
after 4 years of bill in the white house he would have been voted out by a landslide, but that didn’t happen.
Because the voters were offered Bob Dole as an alternative. This year's GOP offering is Bob Dole Part Deux.

(p.s. I hope you don't get crushed by the scary-o-saurus in the post above yours.)
32 posted on 05/06/2008 7:57:53 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Fractal Trader

And don't forget this came true...

33 posted on 05/06/2008 12:18:10 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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