October 2nd, 2007
09:18 AM ET
11 years ago

Clinton's cackle coverage

Jeanne Moos reports Sen. Clinton has been all smiles lately.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Hillary Clinton's "cackle" is the latest talk of the town.

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soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. J. McKinney SW MO

    I think Hillary has a nice laugh, –not fake at all. I think she is really amused part of the time, and part of the time partly uses it to avoid stupid questions, that she shouldn't have been asked in the first place. Questions that there is no way for her to answer without it being twisted against her either by the Repubs. or the other Dem. candidates.
    And, for those who don't like her, there is no way for her to laugh, or do anything else, that won't be criticised. There is no way for her to laugh that won't be called a cackle, or some other unbecoming name, by those who are afraid of a strong woman, don't want a woman president, and want to show their ignorance by nit-picking at things like a laugh or other mannerism, rather than the issues. GO, HILLARY!! There are more behind you than you think. Many of us who will vote for you don't speak out, for fear of being attacked ourselves by "nut-jobs", but will vote for you in the secrecy of the voting booth.

    October 2, 2007 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  2. roger, conway sc

    she is human so she cackles (laughs) big deal...anyone who can put up with bush's snicker or whatever you call it can put up with a cackle...give me a break...

    October 2, 2007 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. Getoverit! Anywhere, USA

    Interesting how women's behavior, especially Hillary Clinton's, is described by the media. We don't see such derogatory language used towards men as often. I am not a Clinton supporter because I do not agree with her on the issues important to our country, but I certainly don't need to refer to her in such terms. It's pathetic and unfortunate that in 2007 people are still so threatened by a powerful woman.

    October 2, 2007 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  4. laurinda,ny

    Why would anyone put a picture like that on? That is very encouraging for democrats. Being a democrat, I am starting to wonder what is going on. This constant bombardment of articles is overbearing. I can't possibly be the only one who feels this way.

    October 2, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. Donna Edmonds, Phila., PA

    This is a none issue. I am tired of reading and hearing about it. If this is a matter a national importance we are all in real trouble. Get a life.

    October 2, 2007 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  6. Columbus, Ohio

    Did anyone get the license plate of the Mack truck that hit this woman?

    October 2, 2007 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  7. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    Oh please, enough already! Everything about her has been analized to death: her clothes, make-up, cleavage and now her laughter. Would the media be in such a tizzy if she wasn't a woman?

    October 2, 2007 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. OSU

    Bush is GORGEOUS – this nasty is just that .... NASTY. No wonder her husband has to resort to interns. Blech! Women in their 40s love President Bush! Get over it. What surprising here is that the woman smiling. There's a first.

    October 2, 2007 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  9. Chip Celina OH

    The cackle provides a deeper look inside of The Frontrunner. It's condescending. It registers on the same plane as Giuliani and his lame laughter during the debate whenever Ron Paul was giving an answer.

    If there is indeed something funny, a laugh is warranted, but her laugh is forced, why?

    Happy Tuesday,

    October 2, 2007 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  10. JB Boston MA

    It comes with the broom!

    2nd attempt at posting

    Come on CNN, people post meaner less funny things about other candidates. Get a sense of humor!

    October 2, 2007 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. Lake side, Lakewood, OH

    Americans aren't laughing about her vote for George Bush's war in Iraq.

    BTW, all of this is not an anti-woman conspiracy. John Kerry and Al Gore went through the exact same scrutiny. (remember the earth tone suits, the sighing, the wife-kissing, wind-surfing, etc etc)

    October 2, 2007 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. slimegreen

    Lets keep it all in the family.. That's the same look she gives W at their candidate conferences.

    Hillary DOES NOT represent change for America.

    October 2, 2007 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  13. Irene, Clearwater, FL

    Non. Issue.

    Can we move on to something of consequence?

    October 2, 2007 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  14. Christine Atlanta, Ga.

    I agree that Hillary's laugh would not be referred to as a "cackle", if she were not a women. You know cackle=witch=woman.
    I don't think it's a very good idea to piss off all the women in America.

    October 2, 2007 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  15. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This isn't the Middle East where women can't "cackle" freely.

    October 2, 2007 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. Ryan Indianapolis

    God this woman is everything EVIL. People wake up !!!!!!!This woman can not even answer a question directly in the debates. I am a republican but at least I can respect Obama cause the man will not play politics and he will answer a question asked to him and not dodge it. Hillary lovers what do you see in this deceitful woman????????

    October 2, 2007 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Further evidence of Shrillary's inauthenticity. You can try to put lipstick on a pig with a chickeny cackle, but she's still soulless and unelectable.

    October 2, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    Ho hum. And Fred Thompson looks like one of the Seven Dwarves, and Rudy is one of the PowerPuff Girls and W looks and acts like Spongebob Squarepants. Yawn. That's nice. Kucinich's wife looks like the Little Mermaid. Snore. Bush looks like Bonzo the Chimp. Cheney is Darth Vader.

    It isn't a Hollywood audition for the part of president (sorry Fred). We need someone to undo Dubya's mistakes and crimes, not help cover them up. Who cares how these people look? As OSU has pointed out, Bush is a prettyboy. Can't see HIM bothering interns unless they're male.

    October 2, 2007 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. S Alexander, Novato, CA

    MY GOD!!! Next she'll be criticized on her underwear for God's sakes.

    October 2, 2007 10:55 am at 10:55 am |

    Her 'laugh' is a convenience of deflection, made to distract the focus of the truth. Too bad she can't answer truthfully about her intentions.

    October 2, 2007 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. BCNU purple state, usa

    Looks like she's gettin' ready to opens her can of spianch-k, uck, uck uck uck. Where's Olive and Bluto?

    October 2, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  22. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    MY GOD!!! Next she'll be criticized on her underwear for God's sakes.

    Posted By S Alexander, Novato, CA : October 2, 2007 10:55 am

    Shhhhh, don't give them any ideas!!! I can just picture it now at a future Town Hall meeting: Senator, America wants to know: bikini or thong?

    October 2, 2007 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Truth Teller

    A picture is truly worth a thousand words.

    October 2, 2007 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. Alex Lotorto, Milford PA

    You've wasted your time on gossip again, CNN.

    This is a non-issue. Can you please report on NEWS!?!?!?!


    You know who else picks on her voice? Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingram.

    October 2, 2007 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  25. Jim Cleveland ohio

    WHO CARES, she is the same as Bush or any of them their job is to get a "vote" whatever it takes. This woman is not a leader.
    Our Country is 50 trillion dollars in debt. We are in a War that will never end. 3,800 Americans have lost their lives and thousands are wounded. 600,000 Iraqis are killed and all we can do is talk about this stuff.
    The Democrats should impeach Bush, not worry about how they look or smile.

    She voted for the War and has given Bush everything he wants. The Congress is a good old boys club, Democrat or Republcian no difference.
    Look at Nancy Pelosi she came out like to Tiger an now she has shut her mouth and is a little Kitten.

    Congress had an approval rating of 39% when the Democrats took over and now it is 29% nothing will change. When will American wake up and understand this is for us! it is not a People magazine popularity contest. It is about our rights and the Constitution.

    These peole don't care about us they want your vote. A used car salesamn has more credability than these people.

    Why are we paying our hard earned money for these people to neglect their jobs and not vote in Congress because they are out rasing money while a War is going on. Their contribution was rasing the debt ceiling!!!
    God Help us all.

    October 2, 2007 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
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