Clinton - sending wrong messages

Steve Hoffman steve at
Sat Oct 4 22:01:33 EST 1997

The AP report on Clinton's hearing aids says:

"Midlife is catching up with Bill Clinton" - indicating that wearing
aids tells people you're getting old.

The in-canal aids are "hardly noticeable to other people" - indicating
that you definitely want to hide the fact that you're wearing aids.

He will "pop in the aids only when he needs them" - indicating that
fulltime wearing of aids is not necessary to optimize their

I guess that about covers the list of wrongheaded messages that could
have been broadcast under the circumstances.  Sigh....


steve at

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