I was watching Hillary Clinton speak of her presidential candidacy on TV, and I’m still trying to decide why I just don’t find her likeable. I don’t like some of her policies and I don’t like her pro-Iraq War stance (which she’s currently trying to tortuously spin out of), but I’m a Democrat, and there’s just something more involved. I think I finally figured it out when I heard her say that she’d like to have a “conversation” with the American people. She sounded like one of my elementary school teachers who had a “conversation” with us every time we misbehaved. She’s just so irritatingly condescending! She shows the same condescending tone when she makes speeches and does her point-the-finger-at-the-audience thing. I already suspect that she’s highly calculating and self-serving. After all, she said, “I’m in it to win!” instead of “I’m in it for the country!” She also does the John Kerry double-speak if she’s caught being a supporter of something that’s now become unpopular. But that’s politics and I could almost forgive that even though it’s the height of narcissism, because a narcissistic personality may just be a prerequisite for high office. But that condescending manner of speaking is just too much to ignore – for me in any case.