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Hillary Clinton’s Evil and Bad Men

by | 9th, February 2007

QUOTE : “What, in my background, equips me to deal with evil and bad men?” Hillary Clinton, repeating a reporter’s question.

Figure of Speech : innuendo, the winking figure. From the Latin, meaning “significant nod.”

Poor Hillary. She tried to be funny, repeating a reporter’s question in a style that dripped with weird innuendo: “What? In my background? Equips me to deal with evil? And bad? Men?”

The innuendo is a form of irony, planting thoughts (usually negative) in an audience’s head. In this case, the intended fall guy seems to have been Bill, though she denies it. But the real victim is Hillary herself. She’s trying to overcome her well-deserved reputation as the Mr. Spock of politics, more Vulcan than human, by injecting a little emotion. The problem is, humor is a cool emotion, and Hillary’s ethos needs a little heating up.

Figaro’s advice: find an occasion to get

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