NEPOTISM  10:29 am August 13, 2009

Clinton Competing With Biden For Gaffiest Obama Official

by Sara K. Smith

OMG did you hear what Hillary Clinton said, in Nigeria? “You know we’ve had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so we have our problems, too.” Which is true, for sure, but sounds a little odd coming out of the mouth of the wife of a former president who wanted to be president herself but settled for secretary of state after serving as a senator of a state she barely lived in. [ABC News]

 
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hobospacejunkie August 13, 2009 at 10:35 am

Go Hillz! Stick the knife in (9 years later.)

Also, it wasn’t her fault her hosts couldn’t find a translator who spoke actual English. You know, for that whole “channeling my husband” business.

Doglessliberal August 13, 2009 at 10:35 am

Did she miss the “Diplomatic Lessons” (a/k/a “How to STFU, Smile, and Utter Pablum When You Want to Spew Venom”) portion of the SoS orientation class?

Chain Tattoo August 13, 2009 at 10:38 am

Well, the name “Hillary Clinton” is an anagram for “Icon in Hilarity”, so I figure she wins the title. There’s just nothing that interesting you can do with the name “Joe Biden”

hobospacejunkie August 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

And especially appropriate now considering the brooks brothers manufactured riot then and the astroturf knuckle-dragger townhall disruptions now. Yes Hillary is a polarizing figure but I bet she wouldn’t be rolling over for the wingtards and blue dicks. Mark Penn would be totally on top of that shit. And here is where my comment has lost all credibility.

Clamps August 13, 2009 at 10:42 am

She then informed the Nigerian crowd that the very same brother of that ex-President is trying to smuggle $25 million in funds out of the United States, and needs a trustworthy partner to help facilitate the transfer of currency. A sizeable stipend is available for those willing to aid this distinguished gentleman rescue his money.

Jerk Cade August 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

Man, every time I think I don’t like her she does something endearing.

queeraselvis v 2.0 August 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

She’s just getting all shirty because she’s sick of having to answer to a bunch of uppity Africans. Oh, wait…

shadowMark August 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

When you criticize your own country as an official of that country it obviously undermines the authority of the government, Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the libertarian non-profit the Cato Institute, told ABC News. It casts a shadow on the legitimacy of the U.S. government as we pursue our foreign affairs. I don’t think that helps. — Yeah. The Cato Institute gets millions from the Koch fortune. The original Koch rich guy was also a founding member of the John Birch Society. Ilya really wants to say Hillary has a commie flagged tacked up on the wall of her garage.

P Drizzle August 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

Bitter, misplaced rage is common FOR INADEQUATE WHITE FEMALES!

dum librul August 13, 2009 at 10:54 am

I don’t think she’s referring to name recognition as much as she is the whole “17,000 black people stricken from voter rolls for having the same name as convicted felons in other states in an election decided by 500 votes” thing. Now I miss the Kitty Harris era of our Wonkette.

TGY August 13, 2009 at 10:54 am

Funny how telling the truth has become a gaffe. The area of my brain reserved for bad memories is playing the theme from Ishtar: ‘Telling the truth is a dangerous business’ or something. I’m trying not to listen.

CrunchyKnee August 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

I wonder what the PUMAs think about this?

nappyduggs August 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

Don’t say “hanging chad”, Hillzie. There’s a whole country over there that will give you the banhammer, for the misunderstanding.

Canmon (the Inadequate) August 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

At least she didn’t bring up the argument that she lost the nomination battle even though she had 18 million cracks.

Cicada August 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

If Americans keep telling the truth about what happened in our past, the rest of the world might figure out we aren’t perfect. Shhhhh….

hobospacejunkie August 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

[re=385219]shadowMark[/re]: Eww. My wife is currently doing some work for Koch. She will not be pleased to hear this. Also, she says Wichita, KS (home of Koch headquarters, a strange black building) is not an appealing place to visit, to put it politely.

Red Zeppelin August 13, 2009 at 11:04 am

I think it’s time for Hillz to start some HRT. Clearly, it’s hormonal.

Ablington August 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

[re=385208]Chain Tattoo[/re]: Joe Biden: ‘I need job’. Not as funny, actually sort of sad.

DemmeFatale August 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

The truth hurts.

JamesMichaelCurley August 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

[re=385219]shadowMark[/re]: Congress critter Eric Cantor (R-VA) was in Israel last week saying he supports the attempt to evict a couple Palestinian families from their farm because the West Bank Israeli settlement needs the land. The attempt to evict has been condemned by the UN and by the US Department of State. So much for supporting OUR government Mr. Cantor.

Terry August 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

[re=385214]Jerk Cade[/re]:

Yeah, I think Hillary did great on this one.

SayItWithWookies August 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

The nepotism part may be true, but at least Hillary never used her connections to fix an election. Which oversight she’s still bitter about.

Cicada August 13, 2009 at 11:12 am

[re=385242]Red Zeppelin[/re]: Yes, because hormonal women are off-the-handle crazies. Hahahahahaha!

That is comedy gold! Or maybe it’s just my PMS. Oh, being a lady is so hard, what with all the irrationality. I don’t know how I get out the door in the morning!

Eeeek! Shoes on sale! Gotta go! :) :) :)

Min August 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss someone off.

El Pinche August 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

The truth involves a BIRTH CERTIFFFICKIT AND –***NOT***– A CERTIFIKT OF LIVE BIRTH.

dum librul August 13, 2009 at 11:20 am

[re=385254]Cicada[/re]: You have two X chromosomes! LOL!

norbizness August 13, 2009 at 11:20 am

And the CAUCUSES! Don’t get me started on the FUCKING CAUCUSES!

Studge August 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

What’s everyone getting so out of breath about? That’s just the Mad Bitch talking.

Uncle Glenny August 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

Maybe she can grow some extras and share with Holder and Reid.

WadISay August 13, 2009 at 11:27 am

So, as one third-world country to another…

Rev. Peter Lemonjello August 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

I guess this is what progress looks like. Last year, she was living in the 90′s. 2009, she’s living in the early part of this century. Next year, she’ll realize she lost and now works for teh Muslin.

WIDTAP August 13, 2009 at 11:53 am

We need a caption for the pic. I suggest “No ma’am, you cannot have your face carved next to Washington’s. You’ll have to settle for the back of Lincoln’s head.”

AnnieGetYourFun August 13, 2009 at 11:55 am

[re=385211]hobospacejunkie[/re]: I’m kind of surprised that Rahm hasn’t been quietly arranging the executions of blue dogs and Republicans. This is change I can believe in. To be fair, the only kind of change I CAN believe in is the kind that involves dead/maimed Republicans.

[re=385254]Cicada[/re]: Thank you.

totoro August 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

PUMAs are now enraged she didnt talk about FL and MI instead, which would have caused Obama to put his cig out on her forehead and fire her. Can we promote Holbrooke now? He’s a known jerk, but he talks right.

TGY August 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Poor Hills. It’s hard to silently suffer the crazy of the foreigns. I mean, it’s hard to take the crazy of the domestics, too, but foreign crazy is just …foreign.

stink, but August 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Bedfellows make strange politics.

Uncle Glenny August 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm

[re=385293]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: If you knew what you were talking about, you would know that jello comes in colors, not flavors. Every time I’ve been in the hospital it’s offered in yellow, green, and red.

[re=385314]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: I think they start with broken bones, although I still don’t understand why Biden’s wife was involved. Maybe it had something to do with Rahmbo’s habit of going into dark theatres with (presumably) hunky Secret Service agents.

I-man August 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

The Government of Nigeria isn’t anymore Legitimate than That of Bush “W”. I think what she is saying is actually pretty good for the Nigerian people to hear: “Hey, we, The U.S., fudged up in 2000, but we cameback stronger than ever and elected a half-muslin-marxist-socialist-stalinist-hitler-wannabe black man in a Free and Fair election, so why can’t you (Nigerians) elect a sniper-dodging-puma-glass-cracker-bone-killer-white-but-can-talk-black-woman in 2011?

Lascauxcaveman August 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

[re=385272]norbizness[/re]: Ah the caucuses. Very early in 2008. We were all caucusing our asses off for that handsome, exciting new black guy; didn’t think he was really gonna win, but what the hey? Had I not been a registered voter, I still would’ve been there just to see the steam blowing out of the Hillary delegates’ ears.

Good times.

Marilyn August 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm

What are you Maureen Dowd all the sudden? ‘Whatever Clinton does or sez, she’s a big ole’ BITCH!’ Cmon. Clinton served in congress longer than Obama ok. Clinton = Dumb Bitch = Not Fun = Not True = sorry ass blogging.

Gallowglass August 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Yeah, that was a dumb thing for Hilldog to have said (leaving aside that I agree with her), but when weighed against Biden’s “OMFG SWINE FLU! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! THERE IS NO HOPE!” outburst, this seems reasonable.

Holding Out for a Hero August 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

[re=385314]AnnieGetYourFun & Uncle Glenny[/re]:

Rahm is patiently waiting for the tranfer of prisoners out of Gitmo. Barry has promised him that he can then ship all these fucktards down there and waterboard each and everyone of them to his little black heart’s content.

DemmeFatale August 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

[re=385354]Marilyn[/re]: Yeah! Maureen Dowd, now THERE’S a big ole’ bitch! (How about some HRT for her?)

norbizness August 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

[re=385354]Marilyn[/re]: Excellent equationeering! Who said girls aren’t good at math?

ifthethunderdontgetya" August 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm

[re=385314]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Annie, Rahm is a long time blue dog enabler. It is a sad thing.
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trickyrick August 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[re=385354]Marilyn[/re]: hey, I thought we all liked Hillary now?

She laughed at John Bolton for gods sakes! cudos Hills.
And I bet no one ever asks her what Bill thinks, no never again.
So its all good.

Dowd is my favorite trashy romance lite fiction writer evah.

Extemporanus August 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

[re=385312]WIDTAP[/re]: The back of Lincoln’s head is nothing but a damp, gaping cave, full of screeching, disease-carrying guano faucets.

She’ll love it.

magic titty August 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

[re=385354]Marilyn[/re]: Mrowwwwwww.

Also, Analogy Fail.

Prommie August 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

She all bent out of shape since Bill just waggled his little finger last week and out-Secretary-of-Stated her with his North Korean diplomacy. She has to try so so so hard, and practice practice, practice, and Bill just lazily drawls his way through, and he outdoes her without even trying, it steams her, like Mozart got under Saliere’s skin.

sezme August 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Love that Mt. Rushmore photo. Brings back memories of that happy moment last year when Hillary finally learned how to add up the delegates.

Gallowglass August 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[re=385396]norbizness[/re]: It’s the transitive property of dumbassery.

Sussemilch August 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

The “serving as a senator of a state she barely lived in” bothers me.

Reagan was governor of California for eight years.
Hillary was Senator from New York for eight years.

I don’t see the problem?

Anyway… pen1s.

WadISay August 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

At least she didn’t start her answer with, “Niger, please…”

lawrenceofthedesert August 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Time for Hillary to be in a new Kennedy book, “Profiles in Cougarage.”

Ms. Smith: I really liked “gaffiest.”

Pithaughn August 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

[re=385234]hobospacejunkie[/re]: If you really like hot ( and I mean hot, like a white piece of pig iron fresh out of the forge )super windy days and nights and days and nights … well you get the picture then Wichita may be for you. Throw a very high percentage of bible thumping evangelicals and you have the makings for a really miserable place to visit your strange in laws.
Heh heh, hope my wife does not visit the Wonkiverse.

Pithaughn August 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Here’s wats up. She still aspires to numero uno, soooo, she has to work nearly as hard as he does. She however, is not in tip top shape and is getting behind on her beauty sleep, thusly we see the SOS facade crack a wee bit now and then, ta da, the “gaffiest” of the week award.

gurukalehuru August 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Doesn’t sound odd at all, Sara. What are you talking about?

Violenza August 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Hillary is badass and everyone needs to stop hatin’.

Gallowglass August 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

[re=386092]Violenza[/re]: She ain’t scared of no sniper.

LoweredPeninsula August 14, 2009 at 4:35 am

Hillary is far an above my favorite Obama cabinent member. Kickin’ ass and busting heads one corrupt, poverty-stricken nation at a time.

BTW, I luvs me some Africa, but the DRC is simply hell on earth. She should have threatened that whole damned nation with imminent destruction just for pissing her off.

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