Quote: “This is her campaign, her presidency and her decisions.” Bill Clinton.
Figure of Speech: anaphora (an-AH-phor-a), the first-word repeater. From the Greek, meaning “carrying back.”
With husbands like Bill, who needs, um, the White House? His disingenuous attacks on Barack Obama are doing Senator Clinton more harm than good. Surveys of voters in the most recent primaries show that Bill’s big mouth is turning people against Hillary.
So has he agreed to shut up? Hardly. But his neat anaphora — a figure that repeats the first word of succeeding clauses or phrases — implies he’ll move the big ol’ shadow that has been darkening his wife’s ethos.
Snappy Answer: “We hope she made you say that.”