Friday, March 28, 2008

Hillary the B-Ball player?

You can tell a lot about how a political campaign is going by how the jokes are going. I haven't heard a lot of Obama jokes or satire. Maybe I'm not paying attention, but I haven't picked up much. I think that is partially because he just doesn't provide that much good material. It's hard to make fun of someone who is doing a good job.

Hillary, on the other hand, is getting hammered. Another sign that things are not going well: people and Web sites that don't normally pay attention to politics are jumping in. Yet another sign: people actually spend some time on their satire. They know enough people are going to appreciate the joke that it's worth it to put in some effort. Hopefully my explication hasn't ruined anyone's anticipation of this piece from the Sports Pickle:

Hillary Clinton Fondly Recalls Leading Arkansas to 1994 NCAA Title

Asked by a reporter if she was participating in an NCAA Tournament pool today, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wowed media members by recalling the magical run the Arkansas Razorbacks made to the 1994 championship – a run Clinton says she fueled by averaging 38 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, good enough to be named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Hillary can play ball? Who knew? Since I am trying not to comment on Hillary's appearance, I'm not going to imagine her in a basketball uniform. Not going to go there . . .

hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

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