He who laughs last

Hillary Clinton has a chilly disposition and a chilling laugh. Starting with the Sunday talk show circuit last Sunday, she put the laugh on display in a big way. What is it about that cackle? In today’s New York Times, Patrick Healy treats it as a subject deserving of serious attention. On the one hand, the laugh signifies Clinton’s effort to simulate a normal person. On the other hand, it signifies Clinton’s difficulty doing so. She is both controlled and controlling to an unnatural degree.
Before Hillary Clinton herself had given us the audible proof over the past week, Bill Clinton assured Time: “She has the world’s best laugh.” Now we know what he means. His salesmanship on her behalf reminds us that this time around, as in 1992, we will get two for the price of one, as well as what we will be getting.

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