I was watching the video below of former Fox News White House reporter James Rosen, with whom I used to work when he was at the White House, doing some impressions. He hits them dead on. Have a look.
So it got me thinking, this being a White House publication, about presidential impersonators. Given that this is a day for presidential humor, when President Obama will be cracking jokes with the press at the White House correspondents dinner, I thought I’d share this clip of David Frye doing Richard Nixon.
It’s from an album my dad had around and that I used to listen to as a kid. Yes, as a kid. I got the politics bug early. Anyway, I thought you might get a kick out of it.
During his Earth Day trip to the Everglades Wednesday, President Obama enlisted “science guy” Bill Nye sit around with him and beat up on Neanderthal Republicans for not liking science, like Benjamin Franklin did.
Just listen to how smug these two are. Goodness, they’re outdoors in the Everglades and it feels so stuffy.
Okay, I’ve got some science for Bill Nye. THE EARTH HASN’T WARMED IN 17 YEARS.
I’m just saying.
Chelsea Clinton was asked why the Clinton foundation, which she helps run, was taking money from regimes that oppress women, like Saudi Arabia, and other questionable regimes, and, “Were favors done in exchange for funding?”
To which Chelsea replied: Blah blah blah blah small holder farmers blah blah blah injectable long-lasting reversible contraceptives blah blah blah transparency, transparent, even more transparent, and also blah blah blah. Have a look.
It’s intriguing on occasion to plumb the depths of Clinton – I mean both of them – insincerity by surveying their bows to political expediency.
Here is a fascinating clip of Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Washington Examiner, expressing her fundamental, irrevocable certainty that marriage is between a man and a woman, and nothing else. Nine years later, with the political landscape changed, that was all out the window.
In these remarks, she was trying to explain how opposing a Constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as between a man and a woman made her no less supportive than anyone else of the principle. What’s bracing here is how emphatic she was. She even invokes her scoundrel of a husband.
Here, have a laugh in the morning.
I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage, to stand up for marriage, to believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or to the fundamental bedrock principle that exists between a man and a woman, going back into the mists of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.
Ahh, this mists of history. This is one item amidst the mists she surely wishes would vanish.
Harry doesn’t like President Obama’s Pacific trade deal. It’s amazing to me that Obama likes it. But, to his credit, he does.
I like how Schumer chimes in with the over-used “tell us how you really feel.” Such a clever individual.
I’m sorry about Reid’s eye injury, but at least he gets to walk around looking like a dude all day.
I’m not sure why State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf became a spokeswoman.
She’s certainly an intelligent young woman – and opinionated, self-righteous, and condescending, as any good young liberal should be. Fine, at least she has some sizzle. State Department briefings have previously been legendary for their watching-paint-dry excitement.
But a spokesperson really has to be able to take themselves out of the equation. You are speaking for someone else, after all. And while it’s fine to inject some personality into your briefings and remarks, you really have to resist the temptation to give your own opinions and react to reporters in ways that can undermine your message. And that, Marie Harf cannot do.
Here she letting AP’s Matt Lee under her skin.
And here she is being snide to someone else.
H/T The Blaze.
During a single event in New Hampshire Monday. The Clinton campaign has scheduled surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to try to remove some of Mrs. Clinton’s Mmm Hmm’s. During surgery, doctors will attempt to install some artificial “Yups” and “You don’t says.” H/T Washington Free Beacon.
Nor, it seems, does the White House care, otherwise they’d be vowing to get to the bottom of it. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today pointedly dodged, using unrelated verbiage, questions about whether those who gave to the Clintons during Hillary’s time as Secretary of State received favorable treatment for their agendas. Have aContinue Reading
Well, they only had six years to plan this thing. And they’re already showing just how bad a Hillary Clinton campaign can be. Here she is, parking the Scooby Van in a handicapped spot and discussing . . . the weather. Such a natural. She got caught lying about how her grandparents were all immigrants, whenContinue Reading
I’m not even sure she really wants to run. There doesn’t seem to be any joy in the effort, as Rich Lowry points out today. The whole thing just has it’s own momentum, rolling ahead, divorced from any substantive landmarks.