Tuesday, January 23, 2007

robot presidential potential, no more

Funny first sentences on this article from WaPo: Clinton Dives in Media Waters
With a call to "let the conversation begin," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) fielded a handful of pre-selected questions from voters on her presidential campaign's Web site last night, speaking into a video camera as she held forth on movies ("Out of Africa" makes her top three), her football-fanatic brothers and her "nice middle-class upbringing in a suburb of Chicago."

The effort to "humanize" Clinton, as her advisers have put it, was in full swing just two days into her presidential campaign.

These are here advisors wanting her to be "humanized." Apparently they recognize that she's been viewed as cold and emotionless in the past - except for when she's speaking out against the president and his party - so they want her to be more "human."

No wonder she wants to talk/chat/dialogue/converse. Robots don't do that!

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