Candidate on Comedy
Hilldog is set to appear tonight, via satellite from Austin, Texas, on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," the night before the big Democratic primaries. The appearance will mark the first time Clinton has been on the program since she declared her bid for the White House. Source: Broadcasting & Cable
Remember when being Presidential meant NOT going on comedy shows? Nixon did it on Laugh In and Hee Haw... Bill Clinton blew a sax on Arsenio Hall, and since then everyone's doing it. Fred Thompson on Leno, Huckabee is a staple just about anywhere there's a studio audience now... Let me just ask, should the future leader of the free world really be going on a comedy show? I mean, at all? It's just kind of, I don't know... silly.
And in The Hill's case, it smells of desperation.
I mean, what is she going to talk about? Her appearance on Saturday Night Live? How she thinks she's being hip, but instead has become the butt of all those jokes? How about that laugh, again? Are we going to examine the deep divide of policy implementation that she has planned over Obama's? Or how about that stupid bumblebee yellow jacket she keeps wearing?
I, for one, will be setting my TiVo.