Monday, January 29, 2018


Cue the righteous indignation:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may already have a Grammy to her name, but on Sunday night she jokingly auditioned for the role of narrator to "Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's insider account of drama in President Donald Trump's White House.

"He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's — nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade," the former Democratic presidential candidate read from the book, before Grammy host James Corden told her she had the award "in the bag."

Along with Clinton, Corden's bit of searching for the best narrator of Wolff's book included Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, DJ Khaled and other stars.
It's really a very mild comedy bit.

But our U.N. ambassador decided to weigh in:

I don't remember Haley complaining about this in 2013:
Viewers who tuned in to watch the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday night in Nashville, might have confused the show with a roast of ObamaCare. Country music’s hottest stars had a bone to pick with the faulty website.

CMA Awards host Brad Paisley jokingly told his co-host Carrie Underwood that his back hurt and he needed to see a doctor. Underwood asked the singer if he had signed up for ObamaCare.

“ObamaCare, what’s that?” Paisley asked Underwood.

“Oh, it’s great!” Underwood quipped. “I started signing up last Thursday and I’m almost done!” The “Blown Away” singer proceeded to help her co-host sign up for ObamaCare and “join the six other people” who have reportedly signed up successfully for the healthcare service.

The routine had the Nashville audience clapping their hands to the tune of newly crowned entertainer of the year George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning,” but with the words changed to “ObamaCare by morning/ Why’s this taking so long?/ I’m going to end up with hemorrhoids/If I sit here ’til dawn.”

And, of course, no member of Obama's administration attacked the CMAs for that.

And no Democrat in public office is complaining about this:
Joy Villa turned up at the 60th Grammy Awards in a dress meant to make a statement. The singer wore a white wedding dress that she hand-painted with the image of a fetus surrounded by a rainbow paired with a purse that read "choose life."

... Villa, who made a name for herself at last year's Grammys with a "Make America Great Again" dress, paired her Pronovias dress with a tiara and sparkling jewlery.
Villa is a Fox favorite and is looking at a publicity-stunt run for Congress in Florida. (She grew up in California and now lives in New York, after stops in Seattle and Las Vegas, but if she wants to district-shop, hey, it's a free country.)

I know Haley is upset because Michael Wolff has insinuated -- not in the text of the book -- that someone is having an affair with the president right now, and the insinuation seems to point to her. I can understand why that would anger her. She's addressed that directly, and her outrage has been covered respectfully by the non-conservative press.

But that's not why people are reading the book. It's not why the book has driven so much conversation. The quoted material in the Grammy sketch didn't touch on any Trump sex rumors.

But I imagine that the next sound you'll hear is the right-wing media declaring that Hillary Clinton is part of a "war on women" because she read from a book by a guy who indirectly smeared our female UN ambassador (even though Clinton read a passage about burgers and Trump's alleged poisoning phobia). And the right-wing audience will believe it.

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