screen grab above is from a YT
of a speech Hilton gave at Temple University in September. It
catches a fleeting instant where her eyes were slightly but noticeably
misaligned. If you watch the vid, you will see a number of such instances,
and the one above is by no means the most evident. Strabismus, aka
misalignment of the eyes, can be very subtle and often requires a trained
specialist to catch it, but not these cases of Hilton.
I say "these
cases" because I downloaded the first Hump debate and waded back
through it watching for instances of misalignment of Hilton's eyes, and I
found quite a few, but they were by no means frequent or prevalent.
I believe "intermittent strabismus" is the term. I didn't
see any in Trump.
Of course, after the Temple
vid and the online discussion, I was not surprised to find more
instances. In fact, I have already posted
on the oddity of Hilton being the only one around who is wearing
sunglasses when the sun is not out, like the 9/11 memorial ceremony last
month. And you know, what with her keeping such a minimal profile with the
press, you can't help but wonder if she's hiding something that would be
visible to the cameras.
But what did surprise me is
that at Temple her strabismus was noticeable only when she rotated her
eyes to her right, but in the debate the strabismus was noticeable only
when she rotated her eyes to her left. Perhaps I shouldn't say
"noticeable only" because it is a hard thing to catch even
staring right at a person and I could have missed something.
Nevertheless, this switching
may be diagnostic. Some people speculated after the Temple speech
that she may have a blood clot pressing against the VI cranial nerve
controlling her left eye. But if the strabismus is itinerant, that
explanation likely wouldn't hold. Is there a doctor in the house?
Here is a sampling from the
debate. I'll let you decide for yourself whether you see a problem.
The time-marks are taken from this
YT. Die hard Democrats probably won't see a problem. Objective
Democrats might and Republicans certainly will. Ophthalmologists? . . . I
One thing is for sure: she
has beautiful and expressive eyes . . . I mean for an Attila the Hun protégé.
And certainly compared to beady-eyed DTDuck.
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