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Hillary Is On Jack's Bucket List

This was waiting for me on my voicemail when I arrived home tonight…
Nicholson for Clinton
(This link should launch a small QT audio file for you.)

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18 Responses to “Hillary Is On Jack's Bucket List”

  1. movielocke says:

    both Barack and McCain and Huckabee all have more experience as elected officials, so since she doesn’t have 35 years of experience there I suppose this is referring to her having 35 years of experience as a lawyer or 35 years of experience as a wife? If she gets credit for political experience for the time Bill was in office does Kate Capshaw get credit for 16 years of directorial experience for the time Stephen is directing movies and married to her? it’s very sweet that Hillary takes the idea that two people become one person when married so seriously.

  2. I’d say experience on the world political stage counts for something.

  3. tac16301 says:

    Obama had robocalls from Scarlett Johansson.
    There you have the Democratic campaign in a nutshell.

  4. L.B. says:

    And there you have a pretty empty statement. In a nutshell.

  5. Tofu says:

    Anyone else seen the latest AARP cover? Jack has never looked so sinister.

  6. Rob says:

    One more reason to support Ms. Clinton – old people actually vote.

  7. David Poland says:

    The reason to vote for Obama… he can win.
    He’s already 5 or more points out ahead of Clinton against McCain in polling.
    More improtantly, we are seeing how badly the Clintons are handling adversity in this situation. This overreaction to “pimping out Chelsea,” which they are clearly doing as strategy, even if they don’t like the language (try having a blog!), is the next negative.
    Truly, we are nearing the tipping point. It is almost at the point where Clinton withdrawing is becoming the clear best thing for the party… in my opinion, of course.

  8. CaptainZahn says:

    I’m starting to get paranoid that the people who keep saying that Hillary can’t win are doing it as a way of scaring people into voting for Obama.

  9. tac16301 says:

    Hope vs. experience. Sorry, I should have spelt it out. With pictures, too.

  10. anghus says:

    wouldn’t it be nice if once in our lifetimes, we elected someone who talked about hope, not fear, who openly discussed his drug use rather than saying something like “I Didn’t inhale”?
    I can’t for the life of me figure out those who would support Hillary Clinton. Bill was a charming guy who was obsessed with sex. His personal agenda always stood above his duty as commander in chief. And now his shrewish, equally power hungry wife wants to lead this nation for 8 more years, which would give us a Bush or a Clinton in the White House since 1980 (If you count Bush’s years as V.P.).
    28 Years if the same mentality, the same failed progress.
    She is unlikable, manipulative, and destroys those who get in their way.
    Why exactly is anyone supporting her?
    I’ll take Obama’s inexperience over Clinton and McCain’s years of corruption any day of the week.

  11. THX5334 says:

    Obama got my vote and will continue to get my vote for the following reasons (among many others):
    1. Hillary has come out repeatedly for Government censorship in Film, TV, and Videogames.
    Obama has made it abundantly clear that he will not tolerate any government censorship in any cinematic or interactive arts.
    2. Which would type of President would help our national image with the rest of the world, and particularly the middle East?
    A. A white woman like Hillary which not only will fuel the ire of the racist, crazy, jihad terrorists; but really won’t impress the rest of the world having a woman run things. It’s not that big a deal outside of the USA. It’s been done before and is being done right now in other parts of the world. Hello, Margaret Thatcher?
    B. A president whose name happens to be:
    Barrack “HUSSEIN” Obama…
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go back to my mission of spiking conservative fundamentalist Christian homes with tiny hidden speakers that drone “Jesus wants you to vote for Obama” while they sleep..

  12. THX5334 says:

    “Bill was a charming guy who was obsessed with sex.”
    Come on, everyone knows Hillary is Gay and they have an understanding and he was just getting his release.
    She wasn’t pissed he was cheating. She was pissed because he wasn’t careful and got snitched on and it damaged them both politically.
    If she would just come out, not only would it probably expunge the bad taste everyone still has for wondering why she stayed with him (as well as expunge him as well) but it might rally the Gays and push her to a victory over my man Obama…

  13. jeffmcm says:

    Don’t bite off that tongue in your cheek.

  14. IOIOIOI says:

    Why anyone would vote for Clinton remains a mystery to me. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Clinton does nothing for me. We need someone new. We need someone who inspires instead of scares people senseless. We need someone who may — DEAR LORD HE MAY — get the YOUTH to vote in numbers for once in their sorry lives. People need to be inspired again. The world needs a beacon of light again from this nation to turn to and say; “They have a guy who we can work with again! He also seems rather nice. YAY!”
    If you want the same old same old. Please go and vote for Hillary. However, you have a chance, to be a part of something. That has to count for something. Doesn’t it?

  15. THX, I hadn’t heard that about the censorship issue. Interesting.

  16. anghus says:

    those videos make me want to stab whoever made them in the eye.

  17. David Poland says:

    The second video is hysterically funny… and exactly why she must NOT be nominated.

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