My Love Affair with Old Pictures of Hillary Continues UnabatedPosted: December 21, 2007
Why am I so fascinated, and enchanted, by pictures of a younger Hillary Clinton? I think it’s because I see something in them that feels real to me; they yield up an impression of a person I know, not one who lives behind an Invisible Shield™® as the Hillary of today seems to. And the real person they yield up is a person I like. This is the Hillary who Hillary wants me to believe she is. I want to believe her. Why I love these pictures is that they turn something I want to believe into something I do believe.
Another factor, no doubt, is that I am roughly the same age as Hillary. (She has about two-and-a-half years on me.). So when I see pictures of her younger, I see my friends when they (and I) were younger. Knowing who we were then, I know who she was then. And since I believe that person is still inside each of us, I believe it’s still inside her.
Speaking of Invisible Shields™®, here’s the original: