Hillary Plays Flight Attendant to Traveling Press

If you thought Hillary Clinton doesn't have a sense of humor or takes herself too seriously, think again. Taking the role of flight attendant on "Hil Force One" from Las Vegas to Reno, she told the press corps on board:

"My name is Hillary and I am so pleased to have most of you on board," she said. "FAA regulations prohibit the use of any cell phones, Blackberries or wireless devices that may be used to transmit a negative story about me.

"In a few minutes, I am going to switch off the 'Fasten Your Seat Belt' sign. However, I've learned lately that things can get awfully bumpy when you least expect it — so you might want to keep those seat belts fastened.

"And in the event of an unexpected drop in poll numbers, this plane will be diverted to New Hampshire.


She closed with:
Once again, thank you for joining us on Hil Force One. We know you have choices when you fly, and so we are grateful that you chose the plane with the most experienced candidate.
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    Of course. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Quaker in a Basement on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 07:33:29 PM EST
    Clearly, this indicates that she's too calculating. Or something.

    If not Hil-arious, at least funny...good move. n/t (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by oldpro on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 07:40:11 PM EST

    Heehee.... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Angel on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 07:36:01 PM EST
    I love it!  Go Hil!

    What I would have said as well (none / 0) (#4)
    by chemoelectric on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 08:48:41 PM EST
    I would have added, "Oh, and Air Obama said they think you guys look like dorks."

    This Hillary I LIKE (none / 0) (#5)
    by kovie on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 01:08:46 AM EST
    Now why can't she stick to being this person and stop trying to be that other, less appealing Hillary? When she's confident enough to be herself (and I suspect that this Hillary is truer to character), she absolutely SHINES.

    because (none / 0) (#8)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 01:29:57 PM EST
    there are serious isseus to address and she takes them seriously.  Why does she have to be cute with the press to get you to like her as a potential President?

    This is not about being "cute" (none / 0) (#9)
    by kovie on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 01:36:06 PM EST
    or even likeable but about being human and decent. When she sends out surrogates to smear Obama racially, it's neither. When she lies about his social security proposals, it's neither. When she votes for a war based on political calculations, it's neither. But when she lets down her guard and does these sorts of things, she opens a window to her more human and decent side. I just wish that it was more frequent--and substantive.

    No one doubts that she's a serious person. It's how she chooses to manifest this seriousness that bothers some of us.


    Kovie (none / 0) (#12)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 02:15:48 PM EST
    can you please focus on the thread topic?  

    And you have? (none / 0) (#13)
    by kovie on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 02:37:46 PM EST
    The criticism you've made here is of the lamest kind. If you meant this, you would have said it in your previous response to me.

    Seriously, you seem to think that politics is about being "nice". It's not.

    And I think that you miss my point entirely.


    10 Bucks to TL (none / 0) (#6)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 08:17:18 AM EST
    on the table.  I say Hil didn't write that bit.  A staffer did.

    oh who cares? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 01:27:58 PM EST
    talk about petty.

    You've (none / 0) (#10)
    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 01:51:12 PM EST
    posted twice on this thread, clearly you.  Wanna bet?

    nope (none / 0) (#11)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 02:14:20 PM EST
     I dont give a hoot about your petty wager.

    The why are you commenting on it?!? (none / 0) (#14)
    by kovie on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 02:38:36 PM EST
    Do you not see the silliness of your hypocritical responses?

    nope (none / 0) (#15)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 04:12:09 PM EST
    nothing hypocritical about calling your comment petty.  You just dont like it.  

    should read (none / 0) (#16)
    by Judith on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 04:29:23 PM EST
    his or her comment - not "yours" as Kovie didnt write the orignal I was commenting on. I just assumed it was the orignal poster who obviously and rightly already lost interest. I have too.