Carol Platt Liebau: That Clinton Cackle

Sunday, September 30, 2007

That Clinton Cackle

Everybody seems to have noticed -- pieces in by Leonard Doyle in the Independent and by Joan Vennochi in the Boston Globe talk about Hillary's new strategy of deploying a belly laugh to deflect tough questions.

The idea is a good one -- a laugh can be disarming. But the problem for Hillary is that the ploy has become so transparent that everyone understands that it's all strategy and no authenticity. That's why it's hard not to be skeptical when liberals talk about Hillary like she's the smartest politician and woman known to mankind.

What is even the best technique worth when the person employing it so clearly reveals its artifice?


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