Monday, October 5, 2015
The New, Improved, Blue Hillary
A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton's campaign stupidly let out that they were going to try and present a different Hillary, one that was warm and funny (instead of the real, cold, phony and bitchy Hillary). Sure enough. Appearances followed on Ellen DeGeneris and now Saturday Night Live-not to mention another softball interview with her friend Savannah Guthrie. But is it enough?
We have reached a new low in American culture when, with our very future on the line, a presidential election could swing on a candidate trying to transform her image with a comedy skit on SNL. How does that skit change the past 20 or so years of what we have seen from Hillary Clinton? How does it take our attention away from the Benghazi fiasco-before, during and after the actual event, which cost 4 American lives that were lost needlessly? How does it take our attention away from the fact that for 4 years this woman used her own private email server to conduct the diplomatic business of the nation?
Do the people out there in TV land really sit there and watch Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live or doing the boog-a-loo with Ellen DeGeneris and come to the conclusion that she is a genuine, down to earth person that they can vote for?
If so, I can only shake my head and walk away.