Thursday, January 10, 2008

are you kidding me??

Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House? - New York Times

"There was a poignancy about the moment, seeing Hillary crack with exhaustion from decades of yearning to be the principal rather than the plus-one. But there was a whiff of Nixonian self-pity about her choking up. What was moving her so deeply was her recognition that the country was failing to grasp how much it needs her. In a weirdly narcissistic way, she was crying for us. But it was grimly typical of her that what finally made her break down was the prospect of losing."

really? was this really what was happening, or are MoDo's exegetics just a bit off? (or plain wacko?)

i swear pundits and columnists are all drinking the same jonestown kool-aid.
there isn't a single stereotype they aren't willing to trot out and 'discuss' while not really questioning the frakking thing in the first place.

everyone cries!

yes, even macho men with giant testicles cry! my dad was in a conflict with his congregation and he cried! he cried when our mother died, he cried when my sister got married, he cried when i came home for christmas last year!

i've seen men cry at corporate retreats, recalling their best golf outing with their fathers; i've seen male CEOs cry as they tell their employees how great it is to work for their crappy company; i've seen men from new jersey cry when they had to lay off a buddy in another office. and who hasn't fucking seen an athlete cry when they win some stupid championship?!

for cripes' sake, can we lay off the hillary crying thing already??

is it too much to ask our 'journalists' to stop being so g'dammed stupid? really? (oh, and don't think i wasn't paying attention when that war-mongering wanker, bill kristol, said that hillary was faking tears. geez. talk about someone in need of a good nose punch.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary was doing what any one with at least half of a conscience would do, be upset. She wants to win. and the thought of losing does not sit very well with her. Yes, the media is taking her choked up moment a litte too far. I liked it though, it showed her, softer side?( I didn't think she had one).

Beth

ding said...

i swear i'm not trying to be combative but i wonder why we want to see the softer side of hillary clinton.

Anonymous said...

She comes across hard, not vulnerable or real, almost non-human? I will be glad when women, And men feel free to be themselves and not try to be so tough or macho just to fit in what society say we should be. Definiton of being strong, not showing any emotions for women or showing arrogance and cockiness for men;just my opinion, though. She should have let tears rolled down her face... awww what a camara moment. It's only obvious why peope are voting the way they are now. People want real, not fake. We don't know what, or who to believe these days.

Beth

ding said...

sorry i'm just getting to this.

interesting. i get what you're saying about authenticity. we do want to feel some kind of connection to a candidate that seems 'real' to us.

but i wonder if that's more attention than should be put on a superficial thing rather than something substantive. would we rather have a 'performance' of authenticity or would we rather have someone for whom being authentically capable and smart is also...authentic?

know what i mean? why do we demand that our political candidates be likeable when likeability should really be the last thing we think about?

(and this certainly cuts both ways, as we think about the ways that people respond to obama.)