When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

10 January 2008

A whiff of Nixonian self-pity

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.
"Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to The White House?" Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, January 9, 2008)

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