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[娱乐译文]-民主党人的克林顿情结
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[娱乐译文]-民主党人的克林顿情结
 

  比尔·克林顿是第二次世界大战以来最为褒贬不一的美国总统,而这也是很具有讽刺性的。共和党战略家们的目标往往是在选民当中造成分歧,但克林顿从来不想这样,他天性是个联合大众的人,他喜欢各种各样的人,也喜欢———其实是需要———被大家所喜欢。有很多美国人崇拜他,但也有几乎同样多的人认为他的魅力令人反感,令人恶心,非常有害。人们要么热爱他,要么讨厌他,中间派人数很少。而另一位毁誉不一的总统尼克松被很多人痛骂,但很难说他的支持者“崇拜”他。尼克松不像克林顿,他不是个热情的人,也远不是个可爱的人,并且全无魅力可言。

  克林顿如今继续是美国政坛中最重要的人物之一,当然也是最有影响力的民主党政治家。他仍然年轻,8月19日才满58岁,比布什还小一个月(克里生于1943年,爱德华兹生于1953年,副总统切尼比克里大2岁)。自从离开白宫,克林顿苗条了许多;由于积极讲演,以及与出版他的自传的出版商达成了利润丰厚的交易,克林顿已经还清了在那些困扰其总统生涯的丑闻中欠律师的费用。他妻子希拉里是纽约州这样一个重要州的参议员,虽说她绝非丈夫的傀儡,但她的事业也是保持这位前总统跻身频繁政治活动的因素之一。

  但是不管克林顿怎么年轻,怎么受欢迎,他是不可能再当总统了,因为美国宪法第22修正案规定了总统最多只能担任两个四年的任期,这一修正案是在罗斯福当了15年总统(1933—1945)后由恼怒的共和党人通过的。然而正如戴维·霍尔西的漫画所表现的,这并没有能阻止民主党人去做白日梦。在上周结束的波士顿民主党大会上,克林顿引起了极大的轰动,克里的幕僚们不得不想办法防止克林顿(和他的妻子)在不经意间成为大会的主角。

  霍尔西是如何看待民主党人对克林顿的迷恋呢?显然,他觉得可笑,但漫画含有批评的味道:暗示那只具有贪欲的民主党驴身上有着某种像莱温斯基的东西。漫画标题《禁止的爱》提示着这是一个肥皂剧和青少年情景剧的世界,漫画家似乎在暗示,如果民主党人真的想让克里(唉!)在11月的大选中获胜,他们最好马上从白日梦中清醒过来。

  Bill Clinton was the most divisive US president since World War II, and this is ironic. Republican strategists often aim to set parts of the electorate at odds with others①, but that was never Clinton's intention. He is by nature a unifier, a man who enjoys people in all their diversity and who very much likes -- indeed needs -- to be liked by them. There are plenty of Americans who adore him, but there is another group, almost as large, who find his charm repellent, nauseating, toxic. People tend to love him or loathe him, and the middle ground is thinly populated. Richard Nixon, another divisive president, was widely reviled, but it would be hard to say that his supporters "adored" him. Unlike Clinton, he wasn't a warm man, much less a cuddly one, and he was devoid of charm.

  Clinton continues to be one of the most important figures in American politics today, certainly the most influential Democratic politician. He is still young: he turns 58 on 19 August and is actually a month younger than George W. Bush. (John Kerry was born in 1943, John Edwards in 1953; Vice President Cheney is two years older than Kerry.) Since leaving office Clinton has slimmed down a good deal, and thanks to energetic lecturing and a lucrative deal with the publishers of his memoirs, he has paid off all his legal debts from the scandals that dogged his presidency. His wife Hillary is a senator from a key state, New York, and though she is anything but②her husband's puppet, her career is another factor keeping the ex-president in the thick of politics.

  But no matter how youthful and popular he is, Clinton cannot be president again. The 22nd amendment to the US Constitution, passed by irritated Republicans after Franklin Roosevelt's 15 years in the White House (1933-45), sets a limit of two four-year terms for presidents. As David Horsey's cartoon shows, however, this does not keep Democrats from daydreaming. Clinton made a huge splash at the Democratic Party convention that wrapped in Boston last week. Kerry's advisors had to struggle to keep him (and his wife) from inadvertently stealing the show.

  What does Horsey think of the Democrats' fascination with Clinton? Obviously he is amused, but there is a critical edge③to the cartoon: a hint of something Monica Lewinski-like in the lustful Democratic donkey. The title ForbiddenLove suggests the world of soap opera and adolescent melodrama. The cartoonist seems to imply that if the Dems really mean to get Kerry (sigh) elected in November, they'd better snap out of it④.(听英文53581,文章注释535811)

  ①比尔,以前我们多好啊,为什么不再来一次?你和我一样渴望!

  ②可那个叫做第22修正案的小东西不让我们再来一次,亲爱的。

  

   
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