“Since Xmas vacation, I’ve gone through three and a half metamorphoses and am beginning to feel as though there is a smorgasbord of personalities spread before me, [...] So far, I’ve used alienated academic, involved pseudo-hippie, educational and social reformer and one-half of withdrawn simplicity.”
Hillary Clinton's letters to a former high school classmate during her college years have been released. They make the self-lamenting sighings of Lisa Simpson seem like the mouth-breathings of a soccer hooligan by comparison. They are peppered with.. oh how should one who would never release his high-school writings if the world depended on it put it.... an unfortunate use of flowery constructs and unnecessary $10 words. These were days before the Kaplan Review and paranoid cramming for the SAT were commonplace so one can only assume that young Ms. Rodham's logorrhea were a result of too much of the wrong kind of reading.
It is well fitting the observed life to note this karmapimple: that the person who used to be Hillary Rodham, college student and expert on all things ennui, will spend the next 16 months trying to impress crowds at BBQs, turkey weighing contests, county fairs, simple-minded special-interest rallies, and generally speaking into TV cameras using short sentences composed entirely of short words for the benefit of those she used to dismiss as “[knowing] a lot about ‘self’ and nothing about ‘man’ ”.