The political theater that the United States has become engrossed by allows for meaningful topics to be discussed in soap-opera caliber capacities. While this sentiment is a perpetuity driving even further discourse between actual human need, and the temptation of the obscene—many don’t often grasp that for a politician to warrant spotlight on this stage, they must first become an actor worthy of it’s focus. Hillary Clinton’s rumored plastic surgery is a fine example of how such spectacle-driven theater attacks those actors willing to compromise themselves in order to gain an audience.
World-famous actor Kevin Spacey, playing the role of Frank Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards, described his preparation for the role in Washington DC as this: “It feels like you’re watching performance art a lot of the time,” Spacey admitted. “I don’t believe them [politicians]. I don’t believe what they say. I don’t think they are being absolutely sincere. I think it’s performance art. And most of them are bad actors … I think the delusion is often very deep.” Simply put, for such a magnificent show as American Politics to be put on, it must be billed with equally-magnificent actors.
I think it’s performance art. And most of them are bad actors … I think the delusion is often very deep
While nearly every breath taken in Washington offers an example of this—be it position shifting, back-tracking comments, targeting demographics—one of the most telling is one of the most superficial. Specifically, the secretive face lift which Hillary Clinton had to prepare herself for a nation’s attention during her 2016 presidential bid. Rumored to have taken place within her private residence, as opposed to a medical clinic, one can be certain that Hillary intended to keep this procedure free from the judgment of the American media. After all, as an actor cast in such a tremendous role, she is more aware of the power of the media and Hillary Clinton’s plastic surgery is merely a foot note in a long line of policy, career, and moral compromises made by politicians while fighting for the spotlight.
Hillary Clinton’s Plastic Surgery
According to Eward Klein, author of Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary, Clinton underwent a privately-conducted plastic surgery procedure to prepare herself for her planned 2016 run as the United States’ Presidency. While such a change would undoubtedly raise the rumor mill of American Media to a full fever-pitch, Clinton is said to have elected to have these procedures conducted in her own private residence, over a period of time long enough to allow a gradual change able to be casually-dismissed as mindless gossip.
In response to the allegations made by Author Eward Klein, Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill had this to say:
“The only true thing about him is his consistent and utter lack of a relationship with the facts,” Merrill has said. “He has more hair than credibility, and the man is bald. So we’re not going to get down in the gutter with him and his outrageous fabrications.”
When it comes to playing a convincing role, one must not only act the part, but also look the part. Political prowess pushes candidates to succomb to the masses fickle opinions, capable of mounting enough pressure to convince heads-of-States they should change personal appearances in order to play the game. While a man with a tattooed face may rightfully have his character questioned whilst making a presidential bid, a bit of aging on one’s face should have little sway—but it does.
The Politician must be of character desiring to seek power, compromise person, and mold public remark to meet that of public expectation
Without other focus, tabloid newspapers and “respectable” journalists alike (these days anyway) seem to stoop to the levels of writing pieces on little less than a wrinkle of content. While the humanity of this pressure is certainly of empathetic cause, it certainly begs the question of whether a person willing to surgically alter appearance to cater to mass opinion, would be able to hold the resolve needed to enforce positions taken while leading a nation. To shed a little more light on the context of this type of decision-making in the Clinton camp, Klein further details an account of Hillary being advised to seek “coaching” for her public speeches:
The Clintons were having drinks with friends when it was suggested that Hillary be coached on how to present herself during speeches, according Klein.
She allegedly said: ‘I get $250,000 to give a speech, and these Hollywood jackasses are going to tell me how to do it!’
But Bill insisted and she reportedly agreed to the move to please him.
The sessions came to an abrupt end, however, after Hillary took her frustrations out on a camera and knocked it off its tripod, according to Klein.
Don’t think for a moment this article belongs anywhere other than the Gossip section. Rumors of a Hillary Clinton plastic surgery—taking place behind closed doors—all in the name of chasing public office; nothing more than rubbish. As ridiculous as it sounds, one should take note of the calamity which surrounds it, and make effort to ignore similar stories—both positive and negative—which draw focus outside the line of actual importance.
American law, policy, and the administration therein are of the utmost importance to the nation. Simple, clear cut; the needs of the people sorted and addressed effectively by the consultation of the people—politics is but a greedy dynamic which is unnecessary, yet inevitable. The Politician must be of character desiring to seek power, compromise person, and mold public remark to meet that of public expectation—a description not far off from that of a Sociopath. Merely exemplified by her rumored willingness to alter her own appearance to better cater to public opinion, Hillary Clinton is no savior; no giant; no future—she is merely a politician, acting a similar part as to so many others sharing the stage.