Well, actually you know

So it was just her in the beam of Norton’s irresistible curiosity. And while she has a book to promote – What Happened – there was still this pressing incongruity of her normality. She arrived on stage wearing a surgical boot which she explained in an anecdote neither interesting nor uninteresting, just ambiently pleasant to listen to, like cicadas. “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand,” – a break for a short homily on how unwise it was to run with coffee – “I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards”. She broke her toe. She had excellent medical care from our “English medical system” (little shout out for the NHS, thoughtful and serendipitous). Well. You sound perfectly … nice. How come nobody ever mentions that you’re perfectly nice?

It’s one of the commonplaces of American political commentary that one on one she is perfectly nice. And her aides have been tearing their hair out for decades at her total inability to be so en masse. It’s actually one of the main stories about her in fact.

25 thoughts on “Well, actually you know”

  1. More lying leftist fantasy Tim.

    Killery might have a “nice” act for when she needs it–as many psychos do–but it is dropped double quick when she is dealing with the little people who are of no value in advancing her evil.

    Not for nothing did her secret service team designate her helicopter as “Broomstick One”.

  2. A cobra is perfectly nice – until it bites you. she’s still the World’s greatest villain un-jailed.

  3. It’s not hard to see why. She works well to a script. Thing like the Norton interview, all the questions & the responses will have been agreed in advance. Norton’s, no doubt, predisposed to be favourable to Clinton, so he’s not going to push her far away from the script. Likewise, in general one-to-ones, she’s the one controlling the conversations & can stick to her scripts. So she comes over comfortable & relaxed.
    What she can’t do is work off script. She doesn’t even think she should have to & her arrogance & abrasiveness come through.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    It’s one of the commonplaces of American political commentary that one on one she is perfectly nice.

    She is perfectly nice with sycophants who give her the questions beforehand. Norton? Gay. Labour-supporting. Of course they get along like a house of fire. But that doesn’t mean she is nice even one-to-one. It just means that the mainstream media will wallow in her excrement and call it ice cream.

  5. Hillary went to A&E with a broken toe and reports the NHS was excellent. OK, so she’s in front of you telling you the anecdote. Any, i mean any, journalist, damn any adult British human will ask her how long it took?

  6. We can visualise the scene in A& E.

    “Hilary Clinton’s just come in”

    “Well she’ll have to wait her turn”

    BBWWAAHHAAHHAWAHAAA–and other such onomatopoeic laughter substitute expressions Ad Infinitum

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand,” – a break for a short homily on how unwise it was to run with coffee – “I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards”.

    I am curious about this. Personally I never run with my coffee nor while wearing heels. Much less run down stairs in heels.

    But if I did and I fell backwards while screaming at some poor unfortunately underling over my shoulder, how would I end up breaking my toe?

    Do you think she kicked some intern?

  8. Can we be certain she didn’t go to a private bit of the “English Health System”? A journalist might ask that, too; those Guardian articles seem to just assume it.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Well Congress has voted itself some pretty nice health insurance. I believe retired members get a sweet deal too.

    But perhaps she is one of Obama’s bitter clingers who has not been forced into taking out health insurance yet?

  10. I’m inclined to think she lied about what happened. Because she always lies even if there’s no obvious gain for her. Her lying is a spontaneous, natural activity.

  11. Is there a reciprocal healthcare agreement between the UK and US? Do US citizens qualify for free treatment on the NHS? If not where do we send the bill?

  12. Jim–Haiti will do I think you’ll find. Or Russian Uraniumiacs should the former have all been helped to commit suicide.

  13. Jim – emergency treatment is free. Non-emergency is not. Friends were visiting from the US a few years ago and one had a stroke while we were out doing touristy things. All the treatment on the day (ambulance came and took him to A&E, some tests were run) was free, but the tests that were done when we returned with him to the hospital the next day for follow up were charged for.

  14. I doubt she has a broken toe, i have never seen a boot like that given by the NHS for one.

    She lies about everything.

  15. I occasionally run downstairs (although your opinion on me being ‘grown up’, ‘a bit’ or otherwise, may not be entirely to my satisfaction) – usually for the post/delivery man or because my nag-o-meter is telling me I need 183 more steps this hour (in which case I also run upstairs). Never tried it in heels, though.

  16. I’d suspect this was the sort of “running” as observed in a certain sort of woman. Often crossing the road in front of you. Sometimes it’s performed with a rictus grin & generally involves a lot of forearm waving from the elbow. But the velocity of traverse over ground is rarely greater than average walking pace & can even be performed while virtually stationary.

  17. Who, once they’ve grown up a bit, runs downstairs? And in heels?

    And whilst holding coffee, looking baclwards, and at the age of nearly 70? And when recent videos show her not too stable on occasion simply trying to stand upright? Yeah right.

    I could believe the fall though, just more inclined to think she was sitting when it happened…

  18. She can’t walk & chew gum at the same time. Running down stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand sounds suicidal.

  19. “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.

    #fakenews:
    1. running
    2. down [the] stairs
    3. fell backwards

    I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”

    #fakenews
    Which A&E? Did she pay?
    Hellary will have used a private hospital/clinic.

    Someone else noticed the “fell backwards” claim lie 🙂
    Hillary Clinton canceled several media appearances Monday while on her book tour in London after she fell down the stairs and broke her toe.

    As for cast on broken toe, as I thought it’s like finger, rib, clavicle – no cast.
    A broken toe can be very painful, but isn’t usually serious and can often be treated at home. Most will heal in four to six weeks.

  20. We’re supposed to congratulate her because she can act nice for an hour or so? Is this really a great accomplishment?

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