Hillary’s Hubris, Weiner’s Porn and Comey’s Conscience | Observer

12688292_10206994820207751_7135138625889351029_nCharacter flaws explain this election’s unexpected plot twists.

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to resume the Bureau’s never-quite-closed investigation of Hillary Clinton’s criminal mishandling of classified information hasn’t sent her to prison—yet—but it has crippled her campaign.

Hillary’s lashing and thrashing counter-attacks on Comey and the FBI confirm the deep damage. Her responses are convulsions, not actions. In the debates Hillary tried to sell herself as cool and collected. Comey’s one-eighty shattered her mask of composure. Her panic is the tortured panic of a guilty soul.

What will happen next in this most curious election? If you haven’t asked that question then the coroner needs to check your pulse. To paraphrase Scott Adams, the odds of something unexpected not happening in this election is exactly zero.

In a crack suspense novel or movie thriller, the fictional events, no matter how outrageous, display a “semblance of truth” and link with “just enough” plausible causality the audience suspends disbelief for the sake of entertainment.

images-pure-evilThrillers in all genres usually have a clock of some sort. The Hollywood classic High Noon builds suspense using tightly framed shots of Gary Cooper’s worried face interspersed with shots of ticking clocks. With each tick the witching hour approaches when The Miller Gang hits Hadleyville to exact armed revenge. Make sure you’ve oiled your six-gun.

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