Hil­lary still doesn’t know what hap­pened

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MEM­OIR OF THE WEEK:

WHAT Hap­pened is the ti­tle of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s new mem­oir of the 2016 US Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, and I can’t help feel­ing that, like Fin­negans Wake, it’s miss­ing some punc­tu­a­tion – in this case, a ques­tion mark. Be­cause Hil­lary, pic­tured, sounds like she’s still as be­wil­dered as she was on elec­tion night. It was a de­feat she never saw com­ing, so much so that she had no con­ces­sion speech ready. Her team had to draft one that struck the right note be­tween steel and grace while she had a ‘weirdly or­di­nary’ phone call with the man who’d been lead­ing chants of ‘lock her up’. What Hap­pened, in­deed.

REA­SON OF THE WEEK:

EX­PLAIN­ING why they chose very or­di­nary names for their twins Alex and Ella, Ge­orge Clooney said he and wife Amal fig­ured their celebrity would at­tract enough at­ten­tion with­out the bur­den of ‘ridicu­lous Hol­ly­wood names’. ‘They’re go­ing to be looked at a lot, and have their every move judged,’ said the for­mer ER star. Sorry, Ge­orge, but I think it’s the ‘Clooney’ bit of their names that’s go­ing to cause them prob­lems.

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