If you are looking for a little comic relief this morning and didn’t catch this New York Times article this weekend (noted previously here), I encourage you to read Hillary Clinton Searches for Her Inner Jock. It is good for a number of laughs.
It seems Hillary’s hobbies are a little boring:
Her favorite fitness activity, according to her MySpace page, is speed walking. Her hobbies include crossword puzzles, Scrabble and gardening. Organizing her closets is stress relief. Sleeping in until 7 a.m. is her idea of being naughty.
It also includes this startling revelation: Hillary may come off as a little cold or distant at times! Yes, it seems it is not easy to get to the human side of the former first lady:
Elizabeth Kolbert, a writer for the New Yorker magazine who has spent years covering Mrs. Clinton, suggested in the latest issue that the candidate is hamstrung showing her personal side. “When the topic was personal, it was like talking to someone through several layers of Plexiglas,” Ms. Kolbert wrote. “Of course, I was trying to get at the ‘real’ Hillary. (In the interest of full disclosure, I never even came close.)”
Perhaps, this is just what happens when you try to be all things to all people for so long? Maybe Hillary has been acting like a robotic politician for so long that the “real” person is buried too deep? The interesting question is: can such a cold calculating candidate get elected?