[THAT'S RIGHT, IT WAS TOO LONG TO FIT AS A COMMENT TO THE THREAD BELOW] ALSO, EVEN THOUGH IT'S CLOSER TO PIED PROSE THAN POETRY --- MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, THERE'S SOMETHING TO IT
IF THE HILLARY FOLKS WERE HONEST, THEY'D ADMIT THAT THE MOST RECENT HILLARY ROLL-OUT ISN'T WORKING ALL THAT WELL --- JUST LOOK AT HILLARY, THE EMPRESS HAS NO NEW CLOTHES ON OR OLD CLOTHES EITHER --- AND IT ISN'T A PRETTY SIGHT, ALL THOSE WRINKLES [IS THERE STILL TIME FOR A NIP 'N' TUCK ?]
BUT WHAT IS IT THAT IS CAUSING HILLARY'S SCOOBY VAN'S WHEELS TO SEEM SO FLAT ? --- ACCORDING TO SOME PEOPLE FROM MONTY PYTHON LAND --- IT'S THE SATIRE NOT THE SCANDALS THAT ARE TAKING THE WIND FROM BENEATH HILLARY'S WINGS [NO, DON'T CUE BETTE MIDLER] AS SHE TRIES TO TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS [NOW, CUE TINY TIM]
WAIT A MINUTE... [NOT TINY TIM -- CUE MAUREEN DOWD SINGING "HOW LOVELY TO BE A WOMAN" FROM BYE BYE BIRDIE]
According to the folks at "The Telegraph," serious stories about Hillary don't seem to attract as much attention as stories about her day to day screwups, like the failure to leave a tip at Chipotle or the big sun glasses she wore while she did it [or should that be didn't do it ?].... (See "Why satire not scandal could derail Hillary Clinton's campaign" by By Matt Lewis, 4/16/15, The Telegraph/ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11547099/Why-satire-not-scandal-could-derail-Hillary-Clintons-campaign.html]).
The article by a fellow named Matt Lewis [yes, the same "Matt Lewis" as "Daily Caller]went on to say that "... [i]n 2008, it was widely perceived that Mrs Clinton's sense of entitlement cost her the White House. So this time round, she is making a concerted effort to appear "normal". After announcing her candidacy, Mrs Clinton and her entourage took a 1,000 mile road-trip in a van she dubbed the "Scooby Doo van" (presumably named after the "Mystery Machine" driven in the classic children's cartoon). En route, she made a pit stop for a chicken burrito bowl at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant. *** But her efforts backfired. Mrs Clinton didn't shake hands with any of the employees – or leave a tip.... " [What nobody really doubts is that Hillary is one cheap bitch; and Huma doesn't seem so generous either].
Believe it or not, that story received more than four days of media buzz and even some comedic treatment across America.
Matt Lewis concluded with this: "The funny thing is that some serious news involving Mrs Clinton came out this week, but has mostly elicited yawns. First... that she had simply ignored congressional inquiries into her use of private emails during the time she was serving as Secretary of State.... Second, it was reports [about more problems from] the Clinton Foundation.... None of these "serious" stories garnered as much coverage or commentary as her failure to leave a tip at Chipotle. This is both a commentary on the American public and the American media. But it's also a warning to Mrs Clinton about how it will be the little things that kill."
MAUREEN DOWD SAYS ALMOST THE SAME THING IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY IN TODAY'S NY TIMESThe long-time Hillary Clinton critic kicks off her Times Op-Ed column this Sunday with this: "THE most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman...." And Dowd continued, "In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men — Bill Clinton and Mark Penn — and campaigned like a man. Worried about proving she could be commander in chief, Hillary scrubbed out the femininity, vulnerability and heart, in image and issues, that were anathema to Penn. Consciously tamping down the humor and warmth in Hillary and playing up the muscularity and bellicosity, her strategist modeled Hillary on Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher...." (See "Granny Get Your Gun" Mareen Dowd, 4/18/15 [in the 4/19/15 Edition of the NY Times], NY Times/ SundayReview - Op-Ed [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/opinion/sunday/maureen-dowd-granny-get-your-gun.html?_r=0]).
Dowd goes on to describe some of the SNL stuff (satire) by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler culminating in this grand old quote, "...Bitch is the new black..."
And if Dowd's article concluded with its penultimate paragraph life would be indeed be Benigni-world beautiful -- "... As she hits the trail again, Hillary is a blur of competing images, a paean to the calibrated, artful and generic, a low-key lady who doesn’t stand for anything except low-keyness. She has seen, over and over, that overcorrecting can be self-defeating for her and parlous to the nation, but she keeps doing it...."
But Dowd shows that, after all, she is a liberal or a progressive or a feminist or whatever.... Like Newsweek's writer did yesterday, Dowd pulled her punch on the girl (or is that old lady, now) that we all love to hate -- HILLARY. Here's what good old MD said at the end: "Let’s hope that the hokey Chipotle Granny will give way to the cool Tumblr Chick in time to teach her Republican rivals — who are coming after her with every condescending, misogynist, distorted thing they’ve got — that bitch is still the new black."
Next time, Maureen [please. let me call you only by your first name], when you write about Hillary, follow your own advice, show HRC that bitch really is the new black. We Republican guys will like you even more than we do already -- and that's really all that counts.