Hillary Clinton is inexplicably believed by liberals to have a fantastic sense of humor. My mother, an unreconstructed McGovern volunteer, is visiting at present and can’t stop raving about her appearance on the CBS reboot of “Murphy Brown.” As for my wife and I, we just stared at the screen in puzzled silence.
Even that, however, was pretty much a comic masterwork equivalent to the Marx Brothers compared with her appearance Friday on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Colbert isn’t exactly known for even-handedness, but given the state of late-night these days this is hardly a new thing. However, during the “Just One Question” segment on the show Friday — where his staff got to ask Clinton, well, just one question — he and Hillary managed to reach some kind of new low in the area of scripted propaganda.
Take this “question” from a staffer named Emily.
EMILY: I can’t find my keys. Do you have any idea where they are?
HILLARY: I’m sure they’re around here somewhere. (Looks around in her chair.) Oh, here they are!
EMILY: Wow! Thanks, Hillary!
Oh good grief.
Take another question where she had to answer whether Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Vin Diesel was better.
“What a tough question,” Clinton said.
“The ‘Fast and Furious’ movies proved that both are masters of high-octane action,” she said. “And while the Rock is an indispensable part of the later films, Vin Diesel is really the heart at the center of the Toretto family. And in the end, everyone is better off when they’re able to look past what divides them and work together. You know, I like to say, ‘Stronger together.’”
See, because she’s not supposed to watch “high-octane action” movies like the “Fast and Furious” series. Get it? Are you not laughing? Are you not entertained, resistance member?
Another question began as if written by her presidential campaign. “You’ve accomplished so much in your career, from standing up for women’s rights to health care reform to negotiating ceasefires in the Middle East,” said stagehand Bob, before asking Clinton how to install a toilet.
Some of the questions were serious. “What is your proudest accomplishment as secretary of state?” a staffer named Liz asked.
“Oh, it was just such an honor to work with the incredible diplomats that serve our country around the world,” Clinton said. There was no follow-up about Chris Stevens, for whatever reason. I’m sure that was just a harmless oversight.
Her appearance didn’t exactly draw rave reviews.
“This was actually hard to watch without cringing,” one person said in the comments of “The Late Show” YouTube clip.
Even Mediaite, not necessarily known as a hive of pro-Trump sentiment, said she was asked “painfully-scripted questions” and she gave “painfully-scripted answers.”
Speaking of painfully, it’s becoming painfully obvious that Hillary’s latest foray out of the woods is a trial balloon to see if Americans might tolerate her as their president in 2020. If this propagandizing dreck is any indication, it’s time to just go back in the woods and stay there, lest she undergo another repeat of 2016.
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