Hillary on The Colbert Report has us laughing at Hard Choices

A serious moment, wrapped in comedy
A serious moment, wrapped in comedy

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2014  – She is now dubbed HRC by none other than Steve Colbert, the satirical late night republican host of The Colbert Report. And last night show was, without a doubt, the funniest eight-minutes of political television known to man.

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Colbert’s rant is about Hillary’s book, Hard Choices, and her constant name dropping, calling the book 656 pages of shameless name dropping:

  • Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and I do some planting at a women’s cooperative…
  • The first time I met the Burmese Nobel Peach Prize Winner Aun SAn Suu Kyi in December, 2011…
  • Here, Bono sits with me at the piano…

To which Colbert states “Big deal, everyone sits with Bono, call me when you are with David Bowie at a didgeridoo!”

Colbert continues that “I just don’t buy any of these. There is no way one woman can be in so many places at once.” The curtain parts and it’s herself, to wild applause and cheers of Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.

What ensues is a “Name Drop” off where they banter back and forth, dropping names in a game of verbal fisticuffs (which Hillary wins).

When Colbert questions the title Hard Choices, saying there were no hard choices made, Hillary retorts “what about negotiating alliances?” and Colbert asks what about real hard choices, like would you rather battle one horse sized duck or a hundred duck sized horses.

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What follows is the one reason, regardless of party we should seriously consider Hillary in 2016.  Now if we could just get her to run on the McDonald party and not be either a Red Republican or a Blue Democrat, but a president for the people that would help repair the damages of the last eight years to America, domestic and abroad.

“First I would try to find common ground between ducks and horses, for instance they both grew up on old McDonald’s farm. Then I would establish a timetable to achieve meaningful horse duck dialogue and Steven I am convinced with patience and a strong commitment from out allies the pigs and the geese we would have peace, peace here, peace, peace there, here a peace, there a peace…”

And, well its a farm analogy that, if the barnyard manure of partisan politics could be left behind, most of America could support. As long as she bring the writers from The Colbert Report to the West Wing.

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