Der Amerikaner Politik
So, my German lesson this morning ended with us chatting at first in German, then, more fluently, in English about Hilary. My teacher thinks that 2 years is enough time for America to stop hating Hilary. I say it's just a bit shy of the required time. Based on my Texas friends' opinions of her, male and female, conservative and liberal (imported in vacuum-packed bags to preserve freshness), I'd say the time to acceptance will be a bit longer.
When my parents were growing up, every summer was marked by a looming fear and even hatred of polio. 30 years later, it was a distant memory. When I was a kid, Commie was a dirty word. Today, being communist is kitschy, like watching the Brady Bunch or believing that Iraq had a part in 9/11. I believe that in a mere 20 years, Hilary will have a legitimate shot at being palatable to mainstream America. After all, Nixon kept running for President from 1904 until winning in 1972 (campaign slogan, "Don't make me kiss another baby"), a record that even Ross Perot was unable to break.
Seriously, I just don't understand the irrational hatred that Hilary engenders. I'm not her biggest fan, but so many people just despise her. My teacher thinks it's because she looks so unhappy. I decided not to say why I thought she looked so unhappy. Anyone who can enlighten me, I'd love to hear it...