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    It's My Party, I'll Deny If I Want To

    clinton_eating_mike.jpgQuote:  “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.”

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Methinks the laddie doth protest too much. The problem is, every time Bill says "her", it only reinforces how intrusive HE has been. Anaphora? Say, rather, anathema. Wait... is that an anaphora, kind of? David Block
    February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Block
    I'm sure Hillary wishes Bill would be quiet. I'm sure Hillary wishes Bill would have been a better president. I'm sure Hillary wishes Bill were a better husband. I'm sure Hillary wishes Bill wouldn't have already cost her the election.
    February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSt. Davey

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