April 30, 2007

Presidential Hatred Mostly Aesthetic?

I'd written in the past about BMMIS (Bush Made Me Insane Syndrome) and how the beginning of the end for Bush was his inability to say "nuclear".

Funny, but Barney-hater Adam Gopnik sees Clinton hatred as primarily aesthetic:
For the first time, I also understood Clinton hating, of the violent irrational kind... [that] had always seemed incomprehensible, directed, as it was, at so anodyne a character. Suddenly I saw the psychology of the Clinton hater was exactly that of the Barney basher; the objections were not moral but peevishly aesthetic...

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