When Smart People Talk Dumb

Hillary Clinton is a brilliant woman with total command of domestic and foreign policy, which is why it’s been particularly painful over the past two months watching her pander to poll-tested issues like this stupid gas tax holiday. And, seriously, she really needs to stop using “elite” as a pejorative — first because it degrades language (if “elite” doesn’t necessarily describe the most powerful office in the world, then it no longer means “elite”), and second because SHE LIVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR EIGHT YEARS. Her efforts to exclude herself from “the elite” is an embarrassment to her intelligence and experience. She’s starting to sound an awful lot like a Republican.