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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Required Viewing

posted by on September 23 at 10:28 AM

Bill Clinton was on Letterman last night, and he went on and on about what a great candidate Hillary was, and how many votes she got, and what she would’ve done about the economic crisis, blah blah blah. Then Chris Rock came on and let Bill Clinton have it. It’s required viewing…

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on-the-fly brilliance


Posted by Non | September 23, 2008 10:32 AM

Oddly, he does have a point about the whole moose/dog thing.

Posted by Fly-Over Illinois | September 23, 2008 10:35 AM


He does have a point, if the moose was being hunted for sport, or if she was abusing it to make it meaner for moose fights, or if she killed it because it wasn't mean enough for moose fighting. If it was turned into mooseburgers, then not so much.

Posted by Banna | September 23, 2008 10:40 AM

I wonder if there's a such thing as a race horse burger.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 23, 2008 10:47 AM

Thanks, Dan. I'm still laughing.

Posted by ivan | September 23, 2008 10:51 AM

Now "Moose Fights" - I'd pay to see that.

Posted by Bullwinkle | September 23, 2008 10:55 AM

Dat one screetching little oompa-loompa!

Posted by Some Jerk | September 23, 2008 10:57 AM

He's spot-on. Both the Clinton comments (love her, but seriously) and the Alaska/Michael Vick jokes were perfect. Bright guy, that Mr. Rock!


Posted by V | September 23, 2008 11:06 AM

Ugh, Clinton. Ugh.

I flipped to Letterman last night and you were stumping for Hilary. What the fuck?

Posted by w7ngman | September 23, 2008 11:24 AM

Part of me hopes that if Obama wins (please, please, please let him win!) then he will completely exile the Clintons from his administration.

Posted by LDP in Cincinnati | September 23, 2008 11:32 AM

I am done with Bill.

Noticed with satisfaction that Hillary was immediately on the CBS Morning Show speaking for Obama on Economic issues and expressing confidence that race would not decide the election, people looking at the last eight years would.

Not sure she said everything 100% correct, but it sure seems like she's trying to repair damage Bill did before it gets much coverage...something she had a lot of practice for in her own campaign (and life).

Posted by bohica | September 23, 2008 11:42 AM

I think it'll backfire. Sure, anyone who is already voting for Obama will nod and smile. But how will the middle, unthinking, slack-jawed, mouthbreathing masses who are on the fence react to a bitchy black guy venting about Clinton? How will it help?

Posted by Dean P | September 23, 2008 11:54 AM

Alaska: Road Warrior with snow. Hilarious!

Posted by thanks happy | September 23, 2008 12:21 PM

bill clinton is being absolutely ridiculous and dangerous. he's the new joe lieberman.

Posted by jrrrl | September 23, 2008 1:04 PM

Genius! Chris Rock for president!

Posted by TVDinner | September 23, 2008 1:25 PM

Yes Chris Rock is hilarious. But you guys obviously didn't watch Clinton's interview. He mentioned Hillary a couple times, but mostly because Dave asked him what he thought about Obama choosing Biden as a running-mate and not Hillary. He was very, very complimentary toward Biden, and expressed nothing but confidence in Obama. Most of the interview was spent discussing the economy, which Clinton explained with a level of intellect and clarity that is rare in politics and/or television. As Chris Rock exclaimed when he sat down, "I felt like I was watching Charlie Rose!" It was an amazing interview. We should be very grateful for Bill Clinton's voice right now.

Posted by Kirk | September 23, 2008 2:03 PM

I watched the interview and I totally agree with Chris Rock. It's true that the discussion was mostly about the economy, but everywhere Bill had an opportunity to talk up Obama he talked up Hillary instead. Like "here's what's happening with the economy, here's what Hillary has tried to do about it in the past."

Posted by leek | September 23, 2008 2:37 PM

I watched it too. I can kind of see both sides. The first third of the interview (which was quite long), he did bring up Hillary on more than one occasion where you kind of expected him to bring up Obama. But by the end of the interview he Got Obama in there.

It seemed like his rap was more to the undecided center than it was to the already converted. And nobody seems to get the center any better than Clinton.

That being said, I can't blame Rock. It was notable, especially in the first third that Obama wasn't mentioned. And I thought he was hilarious.

Patriots scored a lot of points, but the Giants won.

Posted by j-lon | September 24, 2008 8:57 AM

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