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The Hail Mary: A Play in One Ironic Act

 (H/t, LadyBoomerNYC, who very kindly gave me the inspiration for this one.)

HA Ha!

HA Ha!

THE SCENE: BILL and HILLARY CLINTON’S bedroom at 3:00 a.m. It’s warm, welcoming and done in classic American Country style. Photos of friends and family cover every surface, and their various awards and commendations hang on the walls. BILL and HILLARY are asleep in bed. Both are wearing her black t-shirt with the white writing and pantsuit picture on it. Next to each CLINTON is a bedside table with a red phone on it. The phone is modern, with caller ID.

The red phone next to HILLARY’s side rings. Both CLINTONS sit up in bed immediately.

BILL: Yours, or mine?

HILLARY: Mine. (checks the caller ID) Oh, well well well. It’s DNC Headquarters in Chicago.

BILL (grinning devilishly): Heh. I’ve been waiting for this one. Put it on speaker, honey.

(HILLARY picks up the phone and hits the speaker button.)


BARACK OBAMA (on the phone): Hey there, Hillary. Sorry to call you so late, but I’ve had a really hard time getting you on your cell lately.

HILLARY (rolling her eyes at Bill): Uh-huh. Gosh, sorry about that, Barack, but I’ve been busy trying to stop President Bush’s latest outrageous blow against contraception and choice. I figured since you didn’t pick me for Vice President, and I’ve already said my piece about Sarah Palin, our business together was concluded until after the election.

BARACK (uncomfortably): Well, um, uh, see, I think I, uh, still need your help.

HILLARY (leaning back into her pillow, starting to enjoy herself): Oh, really?

BARACK (even more uncomfortably): Yeah. Uh, see, it looks like Palin’s not the cream puff I thought she was. We went after her with everything we had for six days, and she just came out smelling like a rose. The conservative base loves her, and – and – she was MEAN to me, Hillary! (He is barely suppressing tears of frustration)

HILLARY (with malicious pleasure): All true, Barack. So, what do you want ME to do about it?

BARACK (suddenly angry): I want you to STOP HER! I want you to go out there and take that mooseburger eatin’, rifle-shootin’, baby-makin’ FEMALE DOWN!!!

(A slight pause. Then, HILLARY begins laughing. She laughs for a long time.)

HILLARY (finally calming down): Why in God’s name would I do that for you, Barack? What possible benefit would there be to me? Here’s an idea: Do it yourself. And stop calling me!

BARACK (to the others in the room): Guys, she said no. I told you she would! NOW what do I do?

PELOSI (who is there with BARACK): Don’t worry, Barack. Let ME talk to her.

BILL (chuckling): Oh, this is too good. They’re pulling out the big guns now!

PELOSI: Hillary, dear? It’s Nancy.

HILLARY: Yes, Nancy, what can I do for you?

PELOSI: Look, I understand why you would be reluctant to go after this woman. But we are prepared to offer you….compensation.

HILLARY: Oh, really? (She and BILL exchange knowing looks.)

PELOSI: Yes indeed. We see now what a horrible, horrible mistake we made picking Joe Biden instead of you for Vice President. We can remedy that any time you want, Hillary – even tomorrow, if you wish.

HILLARY: Ah. (enjoying their humiliation and prolonging it as long as possible) And Joe’s okay with this?

PELOSI (grimly): He will be, if he wants to keep being a Senator.

(HARRY REID joins the call.)

REID: Hillary, it’s Harry. I guarantee Joe’s on board.

HILLARY: Well, this is all very interesting. Let me think about it for a moment. (pauses a millisecond, looks at Bill, grinning) NO.

PELOSI: Hillary, what are you saying? You can’t desert your Party in its time of need!

HILLARY (happily): Bill, you want to explain it to them?

BILL: Absolutely. (BILL moves over to HILLARY’s side of the bed, so those on the phone can hear him more clearly) NO!!!

HILLARY (laughing): Ah, Bill, you kill me! No, seriously. Let’s lay it out for them. Here’s the problem, folks. You already made your choice. It sucked, if I may be so blunt. You should have allowed me to become the nominee and let Barack be VP. As Palin has so amply demonstrated, he is barely even qualified for that position.

BARACK: HEY!!! You guys aren’t going to let her get away with talking to me like that, are you?

PELOSI and REID: Shut up, Barack.

BILL: Yeah. And if Hillary wasn’t going to be the nominee, at LEAST she should have been Vice President. It would have been the smart thing to do, politically and emotionally. (starting to get angry and red in the face) But no, you just couldn’t do it, could you? You’re a bunch of self-serving, short-sighted idiots! Didn’t you realize how you were breaking the Party in two? Don’t you care at all about the future of our country?

(A stunned silence from the phone, while HILLARY looks at BILL with pride in her eyes.)

PELOSI (recovering, smoothly): Bill, you’re absolutely right. That’s what we’re trying to fix now. We get it, we really do. What do you say? Don’t you want to be back in the White House, as the husband of the first female Vice President?

HILLARY (patiently): Nancy, don’t you get it? IT’S TOO LATE. You’ve made your decision. If you change your mind now, it will just make Barack look even weaker and less decisive than he already does.

As for Sarah Palin, I respect her. I think she’s a strong, powerful woman. I don’t agree with her on the issues, of course, but I’m not going to stoop to sexist bullshit to try to stop her.

You’re on your own, kids. Lose this number and don’t call me till after McCain wins the election. By the way, I’m voting for him – and so is Bill. Buh-bye, now! (presses speaker button to hang up)

BILL (grinning): That was even better than I thought it would be. Great job, honey!

HILLARY (sighing and smiling): It was, wasn’t it? (looking devilishly at BILL) Now, how shall we celebrate this grand occasion?

(BILL grins even bigger and turns out the light.)


75 Responses

  1. […] at The Confluence Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)’I support Barack Obama’Hillary’s […]

  2. Sad thing is, this play reflects reality.

    Found this from “gerard” on No Quarter….

    funny video

    “I’ve been to Candy Mountain!”

  3. Oh, that is wonderful!

  4. THAT little play is HILLARIOUS ….For a while right after Sarah’s acceptance speech , I was having bad dreams about good ole boy Joe suddenly taken “too Ill to run ” for what ever illness they could invent ; dropping out and and THEN the Delusional Natoinal Committed tapping Hillary … but Joe is just too darn healthy aint he ?? 🙂

  5. my my my….I bet that is just how it happened Madamab-poor poor Obamabi deer in the headlights. Now we see it Barak’s turn to watch the worm begin to turn! yummy and Biden hasn’t even had any Macaca moments! heh heh heh-great play again.

    Madamab you know it was against the law (until FISA) to spy on a former president and sitting senator!

    morning all Fuzzybeargville

  6. HRC: No more help, No more phone calls, No more’Bama.

  7. Another masterpiece. I think you have the makings of the next Primary Colors here. Can’t wait to see the movie!

  8. Send this to Hillary…PLEASE…!!
    LadyBoomer are you sure your not a “fly on their wall”??!!
    I told her NYC office yesterday just “before” I read the “Politico” piece that:
    *Please I hope Hillary remains “OFF” the Sarah Palin pile-on
    (expressed more artfully than that)
    **Also I hope she doesn’t help them out of this MESS they created for themselves.
    ***The ONLY EXCEPTION to that would be “if” she REPLACED
    Obama @ the “TOP-OF-THE-TICKET”!
    ****If he had picked her not Biden as “VP” I would have liked to say I’d vote against them anyway because of him. But in the end I might have voted for them BECAUSE of her.
    *****NOT NOW!! “IF” somehow Biden drops out & they put in Hillary; “NO DEAL”!!!

  9. After 11/4 we have to have a PUMA convention and get our wigs and props and video cameras and do all of madamab’s plays! Love ’em all!

  10. I LOVE it! MadamaB: THANK YOU for this laugh – I sure needed it!

  11. Frankly, you couldn’t pull that VP spot from Biden’s cold, dead hand. There is no fear he’s dropping out. Further, if he did, Obama may as well drop out to, becuase as the play points out, he’d lose.

  12. “…and – and – she was MEAN to me, Hillary! ”

    Bwahahahaha, of all the noiv of that hockey mom!

  13. tp/ny-right with you and lady boomer and the am coffee gang!

    She owes Obimbo what we here in the “hick” and “redneck” south call “a country fried nothing”! Just so you got it Barak-please just accept your demise on November 4th and go quietly into the night because “Our Girl” doesn’t owe you anything!


  14. madamab:

    “HILLARY (sighing and smiling): It was, wasn’t it? (looking devilishly at BILL) Now, how shall we celebrate this grand occasion?

    (BILL grins even bigger and turns out the light.).”

    Why?, madamab, why? My eyes, my eyes..Yikes…and what is it about wearing just shirts to bed?

    I know, I know, I need to grow up. Other than that, I enjoyed the play. 😉

  15. Michael,

    I think Obambi is being referred to as Bullwinkle in blog-speak now that he’s been targeted by mighty Diana, goddess of hunting, aka Palin.

  16. If you would like some great music to go with your politics GODDESS RADIO starts @ 10 AM EST on http://www.cygnusradio.com …as always starting with the EVA CASSIDY SET
    click here to listen …
    if for some reason that doesnt auto start your player .. copy paste it in where it says play url … and / or Cygnus Radio is on Itunes under radio then either rock and eclectic click here to chat http://www.cygnusradio.com/chatroom.php ( no registration required ) I will be doing shout outs to PUMAS woohoooo
    and I would love to get permission to read some comments on the air that would be GREAT FUN

  17. madamab:

    The I love the matching Hillary t-shirts! Hilarious!!!

  18. There is absolutely no justification for not yet having a female president.

    We’ve got these two male candidates not “likable enough” on their own who must attach themselves to the skirts of two talented women, in the hopes of getting their limp selves drug across the finish line. McCain doesn’t stand a chance without Palin and now Obama has ran crying to Hillary, wahhh, help me, I’m getting my butt kicked!

    Ironic, two women now in charge of shoving these two boulders up the last hill towards the finish line.

    I’m rooting for Palin. Four years of her and McCain will roll out the red carpet for Hillary in 2012.

  19. Not to worry – everytime she goes out on the trail for obama, she reminds people what a *real* candidate could be like.

    I’d also imagine she will attack only on positions, not personal crap or claiming Palin is mean.

  20. why does this whole thing remind me of adolescent rebellion against “mother Hillary”

    We have explained, we have pleaded, we have done everything a good mother would do. We were returned with comments “you don’t want me to have any fun”, “everyone else is doing it”. You are so uncool”,” you don’t know the real world”. ” your too old and don’t understand what it is like”, and of course “your are stupid”

    Eventually even the best mothers need to let go and let the young one fail. In return, there is a tantrum how it really was our fault to begin with and how are the good mothers going to fix it and make it better. When the good mothers refuse..then we are hateful, we never really loved them, and simply want to ruin the rest of their lives.

    If we are lucky enough, the good mother prevails and the adolescent takes on the responsibility and accountability for their own actions.

    However, I don’t think we are there yet.

  21. Another delightful one-act play, madamab.

    This is weird. I got the following this morning from a friend who claims to be in touch with “movers and shakers” in Washington. I take everything he says with a grain of salt but this seems an odd coincidence:

    “According to my friend, there is serious talk of the possibility of Joe Biden bowing out due to [specifics to be determined] personal causes. Obviously this would only work if Hillary were to step in.

    My friend’s view is that she would be even less likely to accept a VP nod under these circumnstances, basically for the same reasons. It would look terrible, result in a split in the party wider than the Grand Canyon and likely ruin Hillary’s shot in ‘012.”

    Has anyone else heard this?

  22. Good work, Madamab, if only life would imitate art.

  23. The Obot spouse is as infuriated be Palin’s speech as I am delighted. He claims it’s over lies and innuendo, but I say it’s because she smashed Obama’s aura of inevitability and he knows it. Yep, Obama’s going to have to work for it now. Ain’t life a bear.

  24. Delicious! Thanks for the morning laugh. You are truly a gifted writer.

  25. hey everyone, check out our new friend Jennifer Cole’s comment left on the last thread:

    Jennifer Coles, on September 6th, 2008 at 9:53 am Said:
    Ha! You deleted my post! Does the truth hurt? BTW Many of Obama’s advisors are from Bill Clinton’s Administration. They know what they’re doing; Furthermore, Obama would never tell anyone that their economic problems are “psychological.”

    I left her a polite reply. Really. It was very polite considering.

  26. creeper
    I heard about people wanting to replace Biden. I don’t think anything of it really.It just reflects their nervousness and maybe they were the ones who wanted Hillary in the first place.

    At this point even “Mother Hillary” can’t fix stupid.

  27. masslib-now if we could just get O’Rielly out of the primary victorious-and put Mass in Play on November 4th-that would be a coup!

    SM77-are you going to get Hillary’d this weekend?


    -scene November 5th an Iowa Corn Field outside Cedar Rapids- frost on the ground barren a few lonely corn stalks here ant there missed by the IH combines- a lonely podium a few die hard supporters- 3 Tour busses-its 11 pm burrr-cold

    From one of the busses immerges a small insignificcant man and his wife bundled up against the cold he heads to the podium-

    -the media who out number the onlookers 10 to one approach boom mikes in hand- the slight man begins to speak-

    “I wanted to end this journey where I began it, I am sorry that it was not the ending we all hoped for tonight in this cornfield in the middle of Iowa. I guess this country didnt want a man with a funny name, that was unpartiotic, with ties to militant extremist. A man like me who never held a full time job in his 20 years since graduating College. Someone without experience or legislative accomplishment.

    America’s Dreams are no longer big enough for Hope or Change, they are no longer big enough for Barak Obama. I never realized that American’s were so short sighted not to pick me for POTUS. (media personalities get nervous/KO walks over to a standing cornstawlk to relieve bladder Obama continues) The question I have to ask myself because I am the only one that matters here, see it was always about me, is where to go from here.

    I think I will spend the next four years telling every single one of you what a bunch of Jacka$$e$ you are. I think this country does suck and every american deserves what they will get in the next four years with out Obama.

    I will run this country into the ground from my senate seat just as if I were in the white house. I wll send Michelle out to frighten all your children in there dreams….I am done with “the people” you never mattered to me anyway….”

    (at this point the nimber of media folks have dwindled to Just Keith Obermann. Tweety,and Rebecca Maddow everyone else has left in discust)

    Donna Brazile comes out of one of the other busses with Howard Dean and Axelfraud-they interupt this little speech and hustle the obimbo family back into their tour bus as obama breaks downin in tears saying)

    “..they were mean ot me so very mean….”

    Donna and Axelfraud approach the Poduim speak into the mic

    “sorry folks what Senator Obama the former Present Presumptive Elect meant to say was I will see you again in 2012!

    fade out


    I know Madamab will write it so much better

  28. kenosha Marge got her computer fixed and is back….

    From Family Fun to Family Feud: Obama Crashes the Dinner Party…


    As for Hillary stepping in….she’d be a damned fool if she did!!

  29. Governor Sarah Palin Delivers Radio Address:

    [audio src="http://www.johnmccain.com/Downloads/0905_PALIN_WRA.mp3" /]

    Good morning, this is Sarah Palin — the governor of Alaska and candidate for vice president. When Senator John McCain asked me to join the ticket last week, he placed a lot of confidence in me, and I’m going to do my level best to be worthy of it. Senator McCain also asked me to fill in for him today in his weekly radio address — he’s putting me right to work.

    In my speech to the convention last Wednesday, I wanted to share some basic convictions, and also to tell you a little about the path that shaped those convictions. I never really set out to be involved in public affairs, much less to run for vice president. My mom and dad both worked at the local elementary school, and my husband Todd and I, we both grew up working with our hands. I was pretty much your average hockey mom, raising kids, and joined the PTA. When I ran for city council of my hometown, and then for mayor, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and I knew their families, too. I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I have no plans to join.

    That was the spirit that brought me to the governor’s office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau, when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol’ boys network.

    Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That’s why true reform is so hard to achieve. But with the support of the citizens of Alaska, we shook things up, and in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people.

    I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law. I came to office promising to control spending — by request if possible and by veto if necessary. And today, our state budget is under control. We have a surplus. And I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending: nearly half a billion dollars in vetoes.

    Senator McCain also promises to use the power of veto in defense of the public interest — and as a chief executive, I can assure you it works. In a McCain-Palin administration, we’ll pursue a pro-growth agenda focused on creating jobs and reducing the tax burden. And with a maverick in the White House, Republicans are going to reclaim our good name as the party of spending discipline.

    Our opponent in this election supports plans to raise taxes on income, payroll, investment income, business income, and altogether would increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. But ask yourself: If you’re trying to run a small business, or to keep your job at a plant, or keep a small farm in the family, how are you going to be better off if he adds a massive tax burden to the American economy?

    In Alaska, we’ve also made some serious reforms in energy policy. When oil and gas prices went up dramatically, and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue right back where it belonged — directly to the people of Alaska. And despite fierce opposition from oil company lobbyists, we broke their monopoly on power and resources. As governor, I insisted on competition and basic fairness to end their control of our state and return it to the people. I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history. And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.

    Energy security is one of the great issues in this presidential campaign, and I look forward to debating it. Our opponents keep saying that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems — as if we didn’t already know that. But the fact that drilling won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all. Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines and build more nuclear plants, create jobs with clean coal, and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy resources, brought to you by American ingenuity, and produced by American workers.

    John McCain is a man who has always served his country and not just his party, and that’s exactly the spirit we need in Washington today. Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason to enter politics is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. No one expects us to agree on everything. But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and a servant’s heart. And I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as Vice President of the United States. Thank you for listening.

    Excellent! Love it!

    John and Sarah ’08
    Hillary ’12

  30. LOL @ this video!!

    The ending is priceless!!

  31. Got another topic for a play for you, Madama B:

    Donna Brazile’s reaction the moment she realizes that her new “BFF” Karl Rove has played her like a baby grand at Lincoln Center.

    Have at it!

  32. Obviously Barry wants to “pimp out” Hillary to try to take down Palin in a cat fight.

    Just as obviously, HIllary owns herself and will not stoop to that level.

    As they say “God don’t like ugly” (or “as ye sow, so shall ye reap”).

  33. fuzzy, madamab might polish it a little but she can’t make it any funnier than you did.

    Should your scenario come to pass I can promise you that I will be there, waving good-bye to the worst presidential nominee ever.

    From the wilds of Iowa, where caucus fraud flourishes…

  34. Fuzzy – that’s the rumor but Terry McAuliffe said she’s not coming – so now I’m more confused than ever. I think it’s a big HAKA.

    To be honest, campaigning in FL while Charlie Crist announced this AM that we’re preparing for a disaster in the keys & Ike on its way to the Gulf is highly inappropriate.

    If Hillary comes, I hope its to oversee disaster relief, not be the clean up janitor lady for Obama.

    I’ll get more info as soon as I get it,

  35. http://12angrymen.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/the-vast-democratic-conspiracy-how-hillary-rigged-the-primary/

    sorry, riverdaughter…don’t really want to post this link but wasnt sure if you had seen this drivel. it’s probably not even worth the effort to respond to the12ANGRYMEN.

  36. Besides, I got a call late afternoon Friday that I need to work on a possible project on Monday – I may not be able to go see Hillary anyways.

  37. Wonderfully funny play, madamab!

  38. creeper I am originally from Iowa and I am going home on wednsday for two weeks PUMA to the max! I do not think the good people of Iowa will vote for him on November 4 as an apollogy for putting him on the map back in January.


  39. Have you all heard Sarah Palin’s radio address today? It is excellent!

  40. carpetride:

    I love how 12ANGREYMEN had just one comment to his post … and even that was the tired theme that we’re all closet Republicans.


  41. Sarah Palin’s weekly radio address this morning:

    Here’s the audio:

    [audio src="http://www.johnmccain.com/Downloads/0905_PALIN_WRA.mp3" /]

    This is Excellent! Love it!

  42. Now Availible on E-bay:

    Obama not to be undone by Ms Palin has desided to auction off a few things he doesnt need on ebay to support his flagging campaign:

    1) Rev. J Wright-suggested bid-$ 5.00
    2)Donnie McClurkin-suggested bid-$.50
    3)FISA vote-suggested bid-$ 10.00
    4)Women of the Democratic Party -suggested bid-$ 0
    5)Fr Flaggler-suggested bid-$ 2.00
    6)Oprah-suggested bid-$3.75
    7)Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Party-suggested bid-$ 1.25
    8)Keith Obermann,Tweety, and Rachel Maddow-suggested bid-$ 4.00 each all three for $ 10.00
    9) Joe Biden-what was I thinking-suggested bid-$.01
    10)HillaRY cLINTON-suggested bid-$ PRICELESS-


  43. Audio of Sarah Palin’s weekly radio address here:

    h t t p : / / w w w . j o h n m c c a i n . c o m / D o w n l o a d s / 0 9 0 5 _ P A L I N _ W R A . m p 3

  44. Darn where is she giving an address? I would love to hear her after my show 🙂

  45. New post by Riverdaughter!

    New post by Riverdaughter!

    New post by Riverdaughter!

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    New post by Riverdaughter!

    New post by Riverdaughter!

  46. Love the headline and the story!

    Small-town residents boo media with McCain


    Oh I love this! Small-town America fights back!
    Suck it all you mainstream media hacks!

  47. Senator Clinton needs to stay out of Palin’s case.
    She knows how outraged we still are due to the mysogynist treatment of her during the primarycampaign, and that
    we will hold Gov. Palin’s back against such treatment
    ( her party is having the dignity to defend her as well),
    so it won’t be repeated against Hillary again next time
    she runs for POTUS.
    Obama has his own VP nominee to face Palin. I know
    she will hold her own. Remember?, Sarah’s party IS behind
    her, as opposed to the Democratic Party regarding Hillary.
    Senator Clinton needs to be left alone now, she has Senate
    duties to attend to. I don’t want her to be VP either; BOwould
    want her to take of all the crises, plus attend to the VP
    duties. He would take credit for all the successes,
    and blame her and embarrass her publicly for any setback.
    Hillary owes NOTHING to BO, and, in my view, she owes
    nothing to the Democratic Party.
    We want our Hillary to be in good shape for the run in
    2012…hopefully as the head of the new PUMA/Independent

    McCain/Palin ’08
    Clinton/Palin ’12

  48. Annie Em, at 9:58 am Said:

    I think Obambi is being referred to as Bullwinkle in blog-speak now that he’s been targeted by mighty Diana, goddess of hunting, aka Palin.



  49. New bill boards will begin appearing all over the country this next week-

    Taglined in big bold letters: WHY BIDEN IS BETTER THAN PALIN?
    Underneath a picture of Joe Biden waist down in tight(any tighter and you would know his religion) wrangler jeans –

    Its the pull in his pants ladies that why we will vote for him!


  50. “PurpleFinn” from prior post; saying “Obama” cast the 1st stone with the “small-town-mayor-thing”…”SPOT-ON”!
    My husband & I were “Discussing” this very thing this AM; he’s
    We both are community “organizers” so he was saying their
    making fun of us. I brought up how Obama “INSULTED-ME”
    when he & his “cronies” put down Hillary’s 1st lady VOLUNTEER experience.
    Now, if it comes up again, I’ll add your line…THANKS!!!

  51. Did anybody else just see the woman O supporter on FOX w/ Cavuto? She said Palin was the female Dick Cheney!! I kid you not. There was a moment of shocked silence, then they laughed at her. A few days ago Sarah was a hick from Nowheres-ville and now she’s Cheney! They need to get some better spokespersons to say the least. Cheney!! HAHAHAHA!!! That made my day!

  52. tpt/ny, you’re welcome. Sounds like you’re having fun fighting the good fight!

  53. madamab,

    Far, f*@#in’ out! You’ve outdone yourself this time!


  54. Great Play! Thanks.

  55. Nancy Pelosi shot down the dream ticket idea by saying that there are other qualified candidates to take VP spot, but as it turns out Hillary was better suited for that role.
    And actually, Hillary was better suited for the role of the presidential candidate and she would’ve led DNC to hands-down victory.

  56. yttik and Lida, you are both so right it’s depressing. *sigh*

    Once again, we’re the special effects crew for their lives. Once again, they are soaring through the sky going, “Look at me everybody! I can FLY!” while we’re standing there hauling on lines and ropes and pulleys with sweat pouring down our faces going, “Sure you are, honey … ” Christ, since the dawn of fucking time.

  57. 18 million angry women trump twelve little tantrum-throwers.

  58. Good one. I just got an e-mail doing a hatchet job on Palin. It is being circulated by former Clinton supporters but I don’t for a minute believe that Hillary is behind it.

    I’d like to know if any one else is getting this stuff and what they think of it. It’s just vile enough so I don’t care to promulgate it so will just copy the first few lines.

    “Date: September 2, 2008 9:32:48 AM EDT
    Subject: Sarah Palin written by an Alaskan

    Dear friends,

    So many people have asked me about what I know about Sarah Palin in the
    last 2 days that I decided to write something up . . .”

  59. LOVE it!!! Put a huge smile on my face!

  60. tpt/ny et al, madamab is way too kind. She took this tidbit and ran with it — made a masterpiece.

    My original source was the delightful RNC interview that Greta Van Susteran did with Rush Limbaugh, where she asked if the Dems would replace Biden? Limbaugh talked about it and said that it had been discussed on blogs. What a reversal of what had been rumored about McC replacing Palin after the first controversy of an unknown, unexperienced candidate. Of course, that was before her RNC slam-dunk speech.) He said that if it was being rumored, it likely was being discussed in inner circles.

    I doubt it all, but it was great fodder. Here’s the video link. I don’t think your ears will melt. Gosh, oy, I’m citing Limbaugh? As we’ve been saying, what’s the world coming to?


  61. twndx, that email has been going for days – variously attributed to former Clinton supporters, a “friend”, a “concerned relative of mine in AK”, etc.

    It hit all at once, and mirrored the Obama campaign’s latest talking points to a tee. It’s Axelgrease or the Cheeto I’d bank on it.

  62. Hillary should not stump for him intil they pay her debt in full. And Sarah Palin is a rock star that Obama can’t compete with, so NOW he wants to talk issues!!!!!

    He has done the Rock star bullshit fhimself or the last 2 years refusing to be specific and now that the republicans have trotted out a more appealing rockstar, he wants to talk issues. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!

  63. madamab: Late to the party but you have hit another homerun! These playlets are so on target I am convinced you have an “in” somewhere. Perfecto!

  64. madamab,

    Holy sh*t, you are a riot! Truly enjoy your clever one-act plays. Great stuff! thanks.

    On the Hill–I believe she’s too much of a lady to allow anyone to make her do their dirty work for them.

    Since the idiots-in-charge didn’t do what’s right I, too, would like to see that Hillary takes a well deserved rest away from the moronic top layer of the “Them” Party. Come 2012, she’ll be rested, fit as a fiddle, ready to run against the best, and we’ll finally be able to call her Madam President, as she so richly deserves.

  65. madamab another great piece – thanks for improving my tropical storm ridden Saturday!

  66. this is the best one yet, madamab!

  67. Great story madamab! I can imagine all your players
    in that room arguing amongst themselves! “How
    the hell did we get here?!!”

  68. …why does this whole thing remind me of adolescent rebellion against “mother Hillary”

    BINGO, LindaC!

  69. twandx, another astroturf letter!!!

    They are desperate!

  70. madamab~

    This is just the BEST !!

    Whenever I arrive late to the party, I always look for your playlets first thing. And they never disappoint.


  71. Excellent, Madamab! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  72. Ok Madamab, you totally inspired me. Here’s my play:
    A Halloween Story: A Play in One Act

    Setting: Wassilla , Alaska. The town is blanketed with snow. It is Friday, October 30, the day before Halloween. Little Sarah and Obie, 4th graders, are trudging through the snow in the dim morning light on their way to school.

    Scene 1

    Obie: What’re you gonna be for Halloween?
    Sarah: I’m gonna be a barracuda. What’re you gonna be?
    Obie: I’m gonna be President of the USA!
    Sarah: Which one? Harding?
    Obie: ME! I’m gonna be ME as Preident of the USA!
    Sarah: What kind of stupid costume is that? That’s not a costume! Nobody’s gonna give you candy for that!
    Obie: Oh yeah? We’ll see!

    Scene 2

    (trudge….trudge…trudge…school up ahead: Warren G. Harding Elementary School name for the first AA President of the USA)

    Sarah: You know what my Dad says? He says when it’s cold like this, if you stick your tongue on the flagpole, it’ll freeze there and stick!
    Obie: Nah!
    Sarah: Yah!
    Obie: Nah!
    Sarah: Oh YAH! You betcha!
    Obie: (walking to the flag pole as they enter the school yard)
    Watch! (puts tongue on flag pole as a crowd of kids gathers)
    Bell rings
    Sarah: Gotta go!
    Obie: Don’t leave! THTUCK!!
    Sarah: But the BELL RANG!! (runs toward the school)
    Obie: (screams and cries)

    Scene 3

    (Inside the classroom, the beautiful, blonde 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Clinton takes attendance. All the children love Mrs. Clinton. They can’t wait to be in 4th grade. She is stunning in an orange pantsuit for the last day of school before Halloween.)

    Mrs. Clinton: Hmmmmm. Obie’s not here. Has anybody seen Obie?
    Sarah: (Points toward the school yard where Obie is crying, arms wildly flailing stuck to the flagpole)
    Mrs. Clinton: (smiles) He’d better calm down or he’ll poke is eye out.


  73. Think Hillary would much more likely vote for Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party (it fits her ideas, and the DNC screwed over McKinney as a test run to screw over Hillary. Mckinney did the really brave thing and gave the finger to the Dems and thus became the Green Party’s Presidental nominee)

    I’d change the Hillary lines to this:

    You’re on your own, kids. Lose this number and don’t call me till after McCain wins the election. By the way, I’m voting for McKinney- you know, the woman of our party you did practice run trashing, before me- and so is Bill. Buh-bye, now! (presses speaker button to hang up)

    I’d also write one where McKinney calls them (and says- “Well I know you can’t publically come out and endorse the Green party or me, but I’d love any advice you can give me, if you don’t mind.”) and Bill and Hillary say “Sure, any time, our first donations are already in the mail, and good luck with the Green party, we’re voting for you and so is Chelsea!”

  74. great Story,
    Really disappointed Gloria Alred, Geraldine Ferraro putting party before country.

    With all the fraud in the primary, how can they sleep at night supporting Obama?????????????

    Wonder what they were promised? There’s only so many positions in the cabinet, someone will be shoved under the bus should Obama cheat his way to a win.

  75. MadamaB,

    This really made me smile. Alot of times people type LOL when it’s really just an expression, but this genuinely delighted me.
    The two of them in the pantsuit T shirts is so precious.

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