In the new book, Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary, Edward Klein claims that Bill Clinton once pushed Hillary to hire Steven Spielberg to help make her more appealing. The book is intended as a hit-piece on the Clintons, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not accurate. It is intended to portray Hillary as callous, unsympathetic, and downright unlikeable.
She also doesn’t come across as very smart.
In an excerpt from his book in the New York Post, Klein reports that Hillary reluctantly agreed to the sessions. “I get $250,000 to give a speech . . . and these Hollywood jackasses are going to tell me how to do it!” she reportedly said.
Hillary doesn’t seem to realize that her supporters were not paying her $250,000 per speech because of her penetrating insight or soaring oratorical skills. They were buying access and influence.
In any case, the sessions apparently went over… not so good.
“I decided I had enough with the camera and the recordings and the coaches,” Hillary allegedly said. “I got so angry I knocked the f- -king camera off its tripod. That was the end of my Stanislavski period.”
As the author correctly points out, Stanislavski taught stage acting, not acting for the camera. Someone of Hillary’s alleged intelligence should be aware of this. Hell, *I* was aware of this.
Hillary’s supporters think she is the smartest woman in the world, or, possibly the second smartest after Michelle Obama. They excuse … no, embrace… her reputation for being a rhymes-with-witch because she’s a rhymes-with-witch that gets things done; a rhymes-with-witch who has earned the right to be a rhymes-with-witch by fighting her way to the top of her profession in a male-dominated culture; like Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada.
But really, Hillary seems to be closer to Meryl Streep’s character in Death Becomes Her; a shallow, venal, not-so-bright woman who owes what she has to the talent of her husband.