Thursday, September 13, 2007

Reverse gravitas

Gotta hand it to Bill Maher. He might be a bomb throwin' atheist-lovin' Republican-hatin' tool, but he's no fool. Today he asked Hillary:
"Why should Americans vote for someone who can be fooled by President Bush?"
Maher could have added "disgraced fund raiser Norman Hsu" as well, although he probably thinks more highly of him sitting in jail than he does of Dubya. But regardless, the question was definitely a 3-2 curveball.

Her answer, of course, required the suspension of disbelief.

Especially in light of this. But let's not dwell on the past. Her retort of substance, uttered in obvious fluster, was about the way forward in 2009 if the troops are still in Iraq when she gets back to 1600. Apparently it amounts to "end(ing) our involvement", whatever that means (maybe Sandy Berger will tell us again).

But surely she wasn't expecting Maher to present her gravitas in such a demeaning fashion. After all, that's why she stays away from Fox News. Hopefully we won't see him being pried off an Amtrak train in the near future. I'll be praying for him.

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