Friday, March 07, 2008

The Red Phone by Larry David

Here's an idea for an Obama ad: a montage of Clinton's Sybillish personalities that have surfaced during the campaign with a solemn voiceover at the end saying, "Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?"

How is it that she became the one who's perceived as more equipped to answer that 3 a.m. call than the unflappable Obama? He, with the ice in his veins, who doesn't panic when he's losing or get too giddy when he's winning, who's as comfortable in his own skin as she's uncomfortable in hers. There have been times in this campaign when she seemed so unhinged that I worried she'd actually kill herself if she lost. Every day, she reminds me more and more of Adele H., who also had an obsession that drove her insane.

A few weeks ago, I started to feel sorry for her. Oh Christ, let her win already...Who cares...It's not worth it. There's not that much difference between them. She can have it. Anything to avoid watching her descend into madness. So I switched. I started rooting for her. It wasn't that hard. Compromise comes easy to me. I was on board.

And then I saw the ad.

I watched, transfixed, as she took the 3 a.m. call...and I was afraid...very afraid. Suddenly, I realized the last thing this country needs is that woman anywhere near a phone. I don't care if it's 3 a.m. or 10 p.m. or any other time. I don't want her talking to Putin, I don't want her talking to Kim Jong Il, I don't want her talking to my nephew. She needs a long rest. She needs to put on a sarong and some sun block and get away from things for a while, a nice beach somewhere -- somewhere far away, where there phones.


Anonymous said...

Excellent! She will try and steal the election just like Bush did, unless there is a clear victory for Obama. If she wins that way I will vote for Nader, or Zappa. And then McCain will Bomb-Bomb-Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran. -A

Anonymous said...

Well, isn't this great USofA founded by the same sort of lunies, dreamers, and fruits and nuts? Once a smart hard-core liberal American Jew (half Jew as he declared himself) told me: we Americans are only good at hype. At least Hillary has the drive, for better or worse. If the idiot Bono can champaign the green movement (hello?), or Paris Hilton can be a national star, or O.J Simpson was guilty to 99.9% of white before the trial began, I fail to see why Hillary should be singled out for her 'qualification'. Say, if George got re-elected in this country after all the big-time screw-ups, how could Hillary be worse than that? Dumb people deserve what they got, isn't it? For the fat, lazy, greedy, and happy-go-lucky, Hillary certainly is more than good enough for anything. And last time I heard, more than 50% of Americans are over weight. Good luck, Hillary!