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Hillary’s choice of metaphor; perhaps we are not out of the woods.

Friday, March 17th, 2017

 

My first thought upon reading this headline at The Guardian was that Hillary Clinton really needs to choose her metaphors more wisely lest we get the wrong visual, the wrong idea.

 

Hillary Clinton ‘ready to come out of the woods’ and rejoin public life

 

 

Hillary Clinton says she’s “ready to come out of the woods”

 

 

In my mind, it evoked an image of Hillary emerging from a dark forest, a malevolent force emerging from the shadows into the light.

 

Something like

 

 

 

Hillary from the forest

 

 

 

which really, honestly, is not far from reality.

 

Which is the reason the metaphor was a shocking one for Hillary to use so boastfully,  for it conjures such sinister symbolism.

 

Or could it be Hillary, in fact, chose her metaphor wisely and with foreboding insight?

 

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