Hillary: Voice of the people

The senator's singing gets the Simon Cowell treatment.

By Kerry Lauerman
Published January 29, 2007 5:27PM (EST)

The right is having a field day with Hillary Clinton's unfortunate rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," picked up by the mic during an early campaign stop in Iowa. And while cracks about her alleged tone-deafness will surely follow for some time, we think her off-key warbling just makes her seem more like the rest of us. (Well, more precisely, you. We have perfect pitch.)

Kerry Lauerman

Kerry Lauerman is Salon's Editor in Chief. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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