Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Manchurian Candidate Redux?

The Sundance Channel has been airing the 2004 remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" lately and revisiting parts of it, I was struck again by how much the character played by Meryl Streep---the power hungry, political mother-from-hell, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw---resembles Hillary Clinton. At the time, Streep adamantly denied as muchbut whatever her intentions, that's certainly how the performance came across. Check out this clip, as well this deleted scene of now-Senator Al Franken interviewing the ambitious Eleanor.

No one will ever surpass Angela Lansbury, who, in the original 1962 classic, was one of the scariest women in film history, nor can the remake, which conveniently changed the bad guys from communists to corporate villains, touch the original. But now that Hillary is after the presidency, the comparison is one to think about. Americans already know what it's like to have what feels like a Manchurian Candidate for president. Let's not make it a habit.


Blogger de Andrea said...

Hi Cinnamon,
Good article as usual. I think Hillary is just one of the Fabain Communist "Useful Idiots."

On another note: Doug Andriese/de Andrea from The Bottom line here. Haven't talked to you for awhile. I have published a fictional book. Check it out on Amazon, do a search for Proof of Death by Doug Andriese. If you send me your mailing address and promise to write a short review on Amazon, I will send you an autographed copy. I have two more books in the works. One is a squeal to this book and the other is a fictional representation of what I see for America 16-18 years into the future.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at

-affectionately Doug...

Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:10:00 PM  

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