I’m so troubled by this video of Hillary Clinton in some kind of coffee shop where she had a seizure episode while speaking to reporters that it’s worth giving it the Zapruder treatment and analyzing it section by section.
Section #1: Nothing weird is happening at first. Hillary’s wearing a blue pantsuit, standing in some kind of coffee shop, and she holds up an iced chai drink to her mouth and takes a sip. There is a bearded man asking her questions about Obama endorsing her. This part is actually funny because Hillary hates Obama (and the feeling is mutual), but the reporters are clearly all Obamabots and adore him (just look at the reporters…they are all the Ivy Tower-dwelling utopian types who still drink Obama’s Kool-Aid). Hillary then has to say something nice about a person she hates with never-ending passion, because she needs the Obamabot idiots to get what she wants, which is the presidency. It really amazes me sometimes that these reporters have jobs (and get paid a lot of money). The questions they ask are so insipid. They remind me of eager-beaver honor students at some prep school interviewing someone for the school paper, The Weekly Clamshell or whatever.
Section #2: Keep watching the strange-looking female reporter with the frizzy red hair (I have no idea who she is, but let’s call her Buffy. And her dark-haired colleague can be Muffy). Watch Buffy’s face as Hillary starts to do bizarre things. This reporter missed her calling in life: she should have been a clown at preschoolers’ birthday parties. She is whimsically expressive.
Section #3: The trouble starts 13-seconds into the video, when the bearded man stops asking questions, Hillary stops trying to pretend she gives a damn about Obama, and Buffy & Muffy start shouting rapid-fire at Hillary while jabbing their iPhones at her to record her. All of this activity (the noise, the rapid movements, the pushing of objects towards her) overwhelms Hillary and triggers the seizure.
Section #4: Watch Buffy! Hillary’s making weird faces, so Buffy makes weird faces back. At first it was involuntary and Buffy was genuinely surprised and shocked…then Buffy seems to think that Hillary was playing around and joking, so Buffy then plays back and makes weird faces too. The whole thing is so strange. I’m 40 years old now. I’ve been actively following politics for my entire adult life and writing about politics for almost 10 years now. I’ve never seen anything as strange as this Buffy-Hillary moment. Of course no one in the Media is reporting on any of this. But, it’s easily the strangest damn thing I’ve ever seen two people do in public. And I live in Boystown.
Section #5: Seriously. What are the odds that one of these seizures would happen while there is the equivalent of Lucille Ball standing in front of Hillary mirroring her facial expressions. Buffy went from shocked, to a kind of scared/disgusted, then there is a moment where her face goes blank and she’s trying to process what is happening…and then she decides it’s funny and it’s time to laugh because she convinces herself that Hillary is doing this on purpose and it’s just fun and games and playfulness.
Section #6: Buffy then laughs hilariously, thinking that Hillary Clinton and she are sharing this weird joke-y moment, where Hillary for some reason decided to make faces at this grown woman like she is a small baby in a crib being entertained. You know how people do that to babies? They look at the baby and make silly faces, and the baby then laughs because it’s the most hilarious thing the baby has ever seen. And it probably is the most hilarious thing the baby has ever seen, considering it’s a baby (who has not lived long or seen very much). I don’t know where this reporter, Buffy, came from, but it’s strange to me that she would respond to Hillary’s seizure by laughing uproariously the way she did. It’s just all so strange.
Section #7: Hillary then flails around like a bobblehead doll and completely loses it for several seconds. Buffy is laughing. Muffy is smiling. The whole time, Hillary’s still holding onto her cup, which I thought was interesting. During whatever seizure or episode this was, she never dropped her cup. When she can speak again, she says: “You guys have got to try the COLD CHAI.” She says the words “cold chai” with the accent she does when she is talking to black people. I’ve never heard her do this before when talking to white people. She really emphasizes the COLD CHAI for some reason, like she’s trying to be really street and hip. Buffy eats up the attention and says that she’s already tried it and it’s delicious. Buffy is star-struck. Hillary then insists that the COLD CHAI is delicious, isn’t it? Personally, if you’ve had one chai you’ve had them all. I guess it’s delicious. It also kind of tastes like potpourri to me, though not in a bad way.
Section #8: Then it seems like some Handler or another cuts things off by shouting “OKAY!” and the footage ends. It then switches to an alternate angle.
Section #9: This other angle shows Hillary completely spiraling into some kind of a seizure and really flailing around. The people standing behind her can’t see her face so they don’t register that anything is wrong. To them she’s just moving around. They can’t see her expressions the way that Buffy could.
Section #10: The video then plays both clips in slow-motion, where you can really see the strange reactions Buffy had to what Hillary was doing.
Again, this is all so strange that I don’t even know what to say anymore, so I will just leave you with a quote from my friend Reba that all my friends and I will recite for the rest of our lives in moments like these:
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