Tuesday, January 08, 2008

What is that ... thing?

Can any of y'all help me out here. I have two questions.

1. What was that horrible thing Hillary Clinton was wearing in her new hampshire victory speech earlier tonite? Suggestions from here included "some kind of cushion" and "drapes".

2. Why do you suppose I find her *so* offputting. It's very visceral. I don't really have a huge ... intellectual or policy problem with her per se. But whenever I see or watch her speak, I experience this sort of ... medium level gut reaction of "yuck". My friend Markus says when we have reactions like that, they involve some combination of both the stimulus from without and the reaction from within--that is, it's not just all about the stimulus, it's also about the responder. But I can't put the old introspective finger on what is driving my response, from either side of that equation. It's more like "hunch" or "intuition". or something. ideas?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know. My gut says yuck, too, and not for any definable reason. Go figure.