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Thursday, February 28, 2008

This One's for Ann

New Clinton campaign ad runs over objections from the Richards family:



And, this, from The Dallas Observer blog (h/t Burnt Orange Report):

Before that, I'd been talking to the woman you see at right. Earlier, she'd been holding a Hillary sign. Been waving it around, very proud and happy to support Bill's missus. Then another Clinton campaign worker walked up to and said, "Excuse me, would you mind holding this sign instead?" She then handed the woman the handmade sign that reads, "This one's for Ann!"

"Ann?" said the woman.

"Ann Richards," said the dark-haired Clintonista, shielded by dark, large sunglasses.

"Oh, sure," said the woman, smiling but not totally into it.

"This way," said the campaign worker, "the cameras are behind you, and they'll be able to see the sign when the president speaks." She then walked off, only to reappear later in the role of cheerleader while the crowd waited and waited and waited for Bill to show.

"I should have told her I get paid by the hour," said the woman to her friends. She asked others around her, "Anyone else got any signs they want me to hold? 'Eat at Joe's'? I only charge five dollars."

2 Comments:

  • That's a really sad story. It really hits something wrong with the Clinton campaign.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:42 AM  

  • Fucking ridiculous. What nerve.

    By Blogger Noah Noah, at 5:29 PM  

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