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Video hit of the day: Hamish & Andy interview Hillary Clinton

We posted this video this morning but, we love it so much we’ve got to post it again:

And if you liked that, don’t skip the Official State Department Transcript of the interview — the video left some good stuff out!

SECRETARY CLINTON: Because if I were to say to him, as I have on many occasions, “What shall we have for dinner tonight?” If he says to me, “Oh, I don’t care; you choose,” I know that’s a really bad answer, because then I’m stuck with the responsibility.


SECRETARY CLINTON: So I will come back and I’ll say, “All right. Well, so how do you feel about Chinese — “

QUESTION: Oh, good.

SECRETARY CLINTON: “ — or Mexican or Italian?” And if he says a second time, “I really, really don’t care,” then I will go choose. Now, contrarily, if he says to me, “What do you want for dinner tonight,” I will say, “What do you want?” Then he’ll go, “Well, I was thinking of maybe picking up some Thai.” And if I’m in a good humor, I’ll say, “That’s fine.” But if I am feeling not enthusiastic about Thai, I’ll say, “Well, maybe we should consider something else.” And he’ll say, “Well, then you choose.” (Laughter.)

QUESTION: Do you ever eat before midnight? (Laughter.)

SECRETARY CLINTON: We are very late eaters. Yes, we do. I mean, this could go on — this goes on for some time.

25 Responses

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an interview like this…. Our interviewers would never be this loose and light hearted .. They’re always serious and ernest and that’s if they don’t have an axe to grind…..

    And Hillary was so light-hearted and funny!


  2. Has anyone checked to see if Jeralyn’s head exploded when Bristol Palin was voted to stay at DWTS?

    • I thought I heard a big popping sound.

    • Curiosity got to me and I had to look over there at the beige site…and…disappointingly she didn’t even bring it up. She was apparently saved from the torment by her busy schedule.

      Personally, I think this was probably Palin’s week to go too so I think many heads exploded. She was definitely saved by popularity. But as long as she’s not in the final two it doesn’t matter. They all have to go sometime and the show has long been known to favor popularity over talent.

      But I’m sure the fact that Palin is a darned cute kid is part of what keeps her there. Me, I thinks she is far more likeable than her mom is.

      But no heads exploded. Maybe next week.

  3. Loved the end where they said if she seeks asylum, they should snap her up. And just generally praising her as a great leader who understands people. It’s nice to see good politicians noticed and understood. I guess they didn’t get the memo that they’re supposed to hate the Clintons.

  4. Is it wrong that I wish Hillary was my fake mom?

  5. Here’s a blast from the past by Jake Tapper:

    And Obama Wept

    February 07, 2008 9:43 AM

    Inspiration is nice. But some folks seem to be getting out of hand.

    It’s as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, “Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of Chicago a Savior, who is Barack the Democrat.”

    Obama supporter Kathleen Geier writes that she’s “getting increasingly weirded out by some of Obama’s supporters. On listservs I’m on, some people who should know better – hard-bitten, not-so-young cynics, even – are gushing about Barack…

    Describing various encounters with Obama supporters, she writes, “Excuse me, but this sounds more like a cult than a political campaign. The language used here is the language of evangelical Christianity – the Obama volunteers speak of ‘coming to Obama’ in the same way born-again Christians talk about ‘coming to Jesus.’…So I say, we should all get a grip, stop all this unseemly mooning over Barack, see him and the political landscape he is a part of in a cooler, clearer, and more realistic light, and get to work.”

    Joe Klein, writing at Time, notes “something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism” he sees in Obama’s Super Tuesday speech.

    “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” Obama said. “This time can be different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different. It’s different not because of me. It’s different because of you.”

    Says Klein: “That is not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire. Rather than focusing on any specific issue or cause — other than an amorphous desire for change — the message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is. “

    The always interesting James Wolcott writes that “(p)erhaps it’s my atheism at work but I found myself increasingly wary of and resistant to the salvational fervor of the Obama campaign, the idealistic zeal divorced from any particular policy or cause and chariot-driven by pure euphoria. I can picture President Hillary in the White House dealing with a recalcitrant Republican faction; I can’t picture President Obama in the same role because his summons to history and call to hope seems to transcend legislative maneuvers and horse-trading; his charisma is on a more ethereal plane, and I don’t look to politics for transcendence and self-certification.”

  6. Here’s a kossack blogstalker post that demonstrates Obot integrity:

    2008 Weblog Awards: Vote DOWN “The Confluence”

    • An Obot offered me a Puma tee-shirt on facebook last week. Would have taken it, but the logo was kind of a wimpy iron-on illustration…the puma wasn’t even growling.

  7. Think MoveOn is losing some steam. Much easier to spot the pod people these days. Stale talking points from six months ago. They need to regroup. 🙂

  8. I noticed that Tweety had a clip of the interview on his show and stated that if the country had seen this side of Hillary, maybe she would be president. What a guy!
    Buyer’s remorse from the windbag?

  9. I agree with the female anchor on the T.V. show: She is one class act!

  10. That is one great interview. Sending it out over the tubes.

    Tweety is such a tool–my husband said that he actually said ‘if we had seen that side of her, she might be president today.’ Right–sure. If the msnbc frat boys hadn’t trashed her daily, maybe.

  11. Smart, funny and unpretentious…what a contrast to Obama’s pompous ass.

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