On candidate Carly Fiorina, a comment by Political Cynic

You’ve got to give it to Ms. Clinton, at least her face doesn’t look like it’s been freshly ironed like Ms. Fiorina’s! Ms. Clinton’s face is jowly and a bit puffy, like a woman her age! Or more to the point, I hardly recognized Ms. Fiorina, from her last campaign here in California in 2010, she’s beginning to look scary, like Joan Rivers, early in her long relationship with plastic surgery. Sen. Schumer  is also sporting that ironed look himself, so it’s not just women, who somehow think that a facelift will make them look younger, and more  appealing to voters. Call it what it is pathetic!
If Ms. Clinton represents the shopworn Neo-Liberalism of the New Democrats twenty years on, Ms. Fiorina represents The Republican Party of Neo-Cons, Originalists, Free Marketeers, Know-Nothings and a sizable number of Dixiecrats. Is Ms. Fiorina an answer to the Jeb Bush v. Ms. Clinton: the inevitable battle of American Dynastic Politics? One of the burning questions not addressed in Ms. Clift’s utterly pedestrian essay. One can only wonder at Ms. Clift’s naivete, at not recognizing that the nail polish remark has all the earmarks of a political script: a planted question to give Ms. F. the chance to express her wit and ability to respond to the political moment. Her chance to shine in front of a very important audience.
Political Cynic


About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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