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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Turning to Tyra

posted by on January 15 at 15:30 PM

Hillary Clinton is going to be on the Tyra Banks Show on Friday. Clips and excerpts are leaking out—and being pushed by the Clinton campaign, which just sent me this humanizing snippet:

TYRA: Senator Clinton got a lot of attention recently when she showed her vulnerable side in New Hampshire. That has been everywhere. Everybody is talking about it and when I was watching you I was like I have been there. How many women here have been there when it is just like, the pressure gets so much and you just break? I’m curious to know when you went home, what did you think about that? Did you feel weak?

SENATOR CLINTON: No, because what happened, was so touching to me. This woman said, “Well, how do you get up in the morning?” It just struck me, how do any of us get up in the morning? How do we keep it together, how do we do what we have to do, and there was such a moment where it wasn’t sort of me on one side of the table running for office and everybody else out there. It was us together. It really did make me emotional because that is when I think we are at our best as a country; when we really are honest and real … I’m running for President because it really means a lot to me that we give kids the same chance that we had.

I think so many people are feeling really kind of under the gun — I’m just not making the progress; the health care is so expensive, the energy costs are so expensive, the jobs are not there, the income is not there. That is not the way we work the best so I want to try and make the difference for people. …

…I have a lot of moments like that where somebody says something to me that is so touching where one day in New Hampshire a woman grabbed my hand and said, “you have got to help me, my son needs an operation and the insurance company won’t pay for it.” … Those moments really keep me going and they make it real as opposed to being on the big stage and making speeches, that is part of it and those aren’t the really motivating reasons why I do this.

And this:

TYRA: … If you were a contestant on a reality show, would you rather be on Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, or America’s Next Top Model?

SENATOR CLINTON: In my dreams I would be on America’s Next Top Model but in reality I would have to choose my limited talents and of them dancing is better than singing. You do not want me to sing.

The world awaits the YouTube clips of the show. Meanwhile, never forget:

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What. The. Fuck. Has she converted to Scientology or something? What a freak.

Posted by Carollani | January 15, 2008 3:35 PM

@1, which one converted?

Seriously, I hear what Hillary says, read what she says and you can litterally see the trianglation going on. Hell, watch her on TV and you see the trianglation going on in her thought bubble.

I hate Hillary. I really really do.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 15, 2008 3:37 PM


Posted by Mittens Schrodinger | January 15, 2008 3:38 PM

they a freaking out over Vaseline?

Posted by blaire with an e | January 15, 2008 3:38 PM

On the news at noon today (KOMO 4 at 11) they were doing some banter about one of the newsreaders losing a Seahawks bet.

Then one of them says "OK now back to reality: Hilary was on the Tyra Banks show"

And the press leading up to this era wept.

Posted by Newsie | January 15, 2008 3:39 PM

I'm confused. Is Tyra credible now? I thought it had been established that she's batshit crazy, or not the sharpest knife in the drawer at the very least. I was about to ask why she wouldn't go on Oprah, but Duh. Glad I realized the answer to that question before I asked it. Upon reflection though, even though Oprah endorses Obama, why would that mean that she wouldn't invite other candidates onto her show to talk?

Posted by Callie | January 15, 2008 3:42 PM

was that vaseline made out of diamonds? it sort of looked like it, and that would be the only explanation for that.

Posted by kim | January 15, 2008 3:43 PM

Hillary's doing it for the kids? Oh, well, it's settled then.

Posted by settled | January 15, 2008 3:50 PM

OMG, Tyra makes me want to bang my head against the wall. She is ridiculous. After her whole "I have a crippling fear of dolphins and can't get into water near them" show, my 11-year-old sister-in-law informed me that she is most afraid of dolphins. Further questioning led to her admitting it was because Tyra is, too.

God, I hate Tyra so much. And Hillary going on Tyra is a pretty fucking poor response to Oprah-Obama. I mean, come on, has anyone on her campaign watched 'The Soup' and their myriad of Tyra clips? How can you expect to be taken seriously as a candidate- man or woman- if you're on TYRA?

Posted by Jessica | January 15, 2008 3:56 PM

@9 - because most people are stupid, especially the ones that tune in to Tyra (base generalization).

Posted by settled | January 15, 2008 3:58 PM

Remember when a certain Presidential candidate went on Arsenio Hall and played the saxaphone? Remember that Arsenio wasn't exactly considered a journalistic heavyweight?

Lighten up.

Posted by Big Sven | January 15, 2008 4:03 PM
Posted by KELLY O | January 15, 2008 4:18 PM

What's TV? Is that like YouTube on steroids?

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 5:36 PM

Just to note... Obama was on Tyra's show too.

Posted by Dee In SF | January 15, 2008 6:53 PM

I always knew Tyra was batshit but that takes the cake. Or vaseline, I guess. I assume she was poking fun at Oprah's giveaway shows - which is a much funnier parody that the SNL or Mad TV ones. I can't imagine ever watching her show but that was seriously hilarious.

Posted by genevieve | January 15, 2008 7:39 PM

I love Tyra, but I cannot stand her talk show. It is 100% idiotic. (I don't have to see the clip, I know how bizarre it must be.)

Top Model is great, though.

Posted by la | January 16, 2008 9:01 AM

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