Probably few of the people reading this have attended a Hillary Clinton rally, but perhaps you have caught one of her performances on TV or the Internet. Did you notice that she has a seemingly uncontrollable urge to nod her head?
I wondered whether compulsive head nodding was a sign of some inner disturbance, so I consulted the Internet. I researched the matter for five or ten minutes, which is about the average time Internet researchers devote before gleaning all the necessary profundities.
According to one headline on Google – I didn’t bother to read the article – persistent head nodding can be a sign of a compulsive mental disorder. It is not necessarily a straightforward sign, it may be contradictory. For example, someone who nods and nods and nods may actually be conveying the sub rosa message that she disagrees with whatever is being said.
When the Black Lives Matter terrorists invaded one of Hillary’s recent rallies, she screeched right back at them, promising to carefully consider all their demands and do something about them. Then she proceeded to nod up a storm. I also have noticed that she tends to nod vigorously when promising to support lefty political causes, such as gay marriage and corking the Keystone Pipeline, that she previously opposed.
I also discovered that there is an instructive video on YouTube, showing Hillary nodding and nodding to an unseen person during a break in one of her public appearances. She stares, baggy-eyed and unblinkingly, at the other person, and if you watch carefully you will see that she also occasionally displays a facial tic, which jolts her head sideways. I should add that there is nothing intrinsically limiting about a facial tic. The late Walter Wriston, who built Citibank to humongous size, had one. He was the son of a clergyman, who was famous and a high achiever, so enough said.
I will not provide a link to the YouTube video, because it is accompanied by obscene comments from the public, which is what we have all come to expect from the public when it is given a chance to make its opinions known. One commenter, less obscene than most, described her stare as “psychopathic.”
Some of these commenters suggest that Hillary looked as though she was high on something, and indeed you may recall that she slipped herself a pill toward the end of her recent testimony about the Benghazi massacre. I have no doubt that the YouTube commenters know drugs, but I am not prepared to say that Mrs. Clinton takes unprescribed medicine.
Another interesting fact about the video is that it is accompanied by a repetitive saxophone solo. The accompanist evidently wasn’t Hillary’s husband, what’s his name. His sound is much cleaner that Ole Bill’s, at least as it was demonstrated decades ago on the Arsenio Hall show.
I have one great regret about my research. Google indicated that there was another YouTube video somehow related to horses and nodding. I clicked on the link and, alas, I was denied access to the video. This sometimes happens on YouTube, and not only to me, I hasten to add.
As a fallback, I dredged up an episode of “Mr. Ed,” a TV series from some decades back that featured a talking horse (named Mr. Ed). While the present secretary of state looks more like a horse than Mrs. Clinton, his immediate predecessor, I thought that this might provide a valuable lead. I watched only the opening of the show – modern research standards allow time for no more than that – and saw Mr. Ed, in his stable, doing something that looked very much like nodding.
I pass along this observation to anyone who wishes to pick up the thread of my investigation. I have to spend the next five minutes researching an essay on the works of Dostoevsky.