10 October 2007

Hillary's laugh: better that W's

The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg takes on the nonsense about Hillary Clinton's laugh, and makes a remarkably sensible point that even the Daily Show has missed:
Hillary’s laugh is unusually uninhibited for a politician—especially, perhaps, for a female politician. It is indeed a belly laugh, if not a “big belly” laugh, and it compares favorably with the incumbent Presidential laugh, a series of rapid “heh-hehs,” at once threatening and insipid, accompanied by an exaggerated, arrhythmic bouncing of head and shoulders in opposite directions. [emphasis added]

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