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Peggy Noonan Compares Hillary To Rasputin, Glenn Close In “Fatal Attraction”

Nooner spends most of her column today calling Hillary a psychotic, damaged, oversensitive, manipulative, controlling bitch:

She often talks about how tough she is. She has fought "the Republican attack machine" that has tried to "stop" her, "end" her, and she knows "how to fight them." She is preoccupied to an unusual degree with toughness. A man so preoccupied would seem weak. But a woman obsessed with how tough she is just may be lethal.

Does her sense of toughness mean that every battle in which she engages must be fought tooth and claw, door to door? Can she recognize the line between burly combat and destructive, never-say-die warfare?

All this hand-wringing about hardball politics, coming from one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Bush/Cheney/Rove machine, who approvingly quotes Lee Atwater. Excellent!

But here’s the kicker:

Deep down journalists think she’s a political Rasputin who will not be dispatched. Prince Yusupov served him cupcakes laced with cyanide, emptied a revolver, clubbed him, tied him up and threw him in a frozen river. When he floated to the surface they found he’d tried to claw his way from under the ice. That is how reporters see Hillary.

And that is a grim and over-the-top analogy, which I must withdraw. What I really mean is they see her as the Glenn Close character in "Fatal Attraction": "I won’t be ignored, Dan!"

Just beautiful.

It’s over-the-top to compare Hillary to a conniving, sexually-deviant religious charlatan, but perfectly fine to link her with the most famous female psycho in the history of cinema. All while accusing Hillary of being overcombative and paranoid.

Lemme get this straight.

  1. Nooner: Hillary is like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction!
  2. Hillary: I know how to beat the Republican attack machine.
  3. Nooner: See? Hillary is so angry fighting off these imaginary enemies, she’s unfit to lead.

Nooner is seriously projecting. No longer relevant in wingnut circles, she’s the one screaming, "I won’t be ignored."

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