Hearing Bill Talk at Length about Meeting, Wooing and Marrying Hillary Was Kind of Creepy
Uh-oh: looks like I’ve had something of a mind-meld with Rachel Maddow . . . During Bill Clinton’s DNC speech tonight, I tweeted “the spectacle of Bill Clinton telling the romantic story of how he met, wooed and married Hillary is deeply creepy.”
When the speech ended, Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC, called the top of the speech “shocking and weird,” describing the beginning of the speech as “controversial.” Maddow was miffed that Clinton spoke of “a girl,” “the girl” and built “her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him.”
Note how Maddow seemed about to conclude her comments by saying “the end of the speech was really good,” but felt compelled, perhaps out of honesty or feminist solidarity, to add her observation about the beginning of the speech being “shocking and weird.”
RACHEL MADDOW: I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly, talking “the girl,” “a girl,” leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl and thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn’t finish, building her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him. I think, lest there were worries this is going to be too feminist a convention, that was not a feminist way to start. But the end of the speech was really good. I’ve got to say, the top of the speech I found shocking and weird.
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