To help her seem more palatable to a larger number of people, she's apparently taken to arranging for "plants" to show up on her campaign trail. No, not the garden-type variety, but rather the "people" kind. At least so claims Andrew Malcolm on his blog at the L.A. Times.
She's done it in the past, but this time it gets darn right icky. Apparently, she's solicited a gaggle of friends, family, her doting hubby and Magic Johnson to canvas Iowa, sharing stories with potential voters, in an effort to humanize her.
So here's the warm and fuzzy:
On December 18, when asked about her faith at a campaign stop at a fire station in Donnellson, Iowa, Madame Hillary judicially responded- practicing Methodist. And miracle upon miracle, it turns out her Sunday School teacher just so happened to be in the audience. When Hillary was made aware of this fact, she immediately rushed over to Rosalie Bentzinger to give her a big ol' fat hug. And Rosalie, just so happened to be carrying a picture of Mrs. Clinton's confirmation class. Hillary gushed: "She has a picture of my confirmation class -- March 27, 1959."
Clinton aides claim they were totally unaware that Bentzinger was there with a one of Hillary's friends. Uhuh!
Okay, so it could be a total coincidence, but in light of all her other shenanigans, it seems very coincidental that she would be asked about her faith, and suddenly Sunday school teacher is there, picture in hand ready to be embraced by Hillary-warmth. I don't buy it. It's a great staged photo op. Although, given some of the comments on Andrew's blog, there are some people gullible enough to fall for it!And for a little more Hillary Humour on the same theme:
The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years, he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital in Washington D.C. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse.
"I would really like to see former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton before I die," whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, Father" replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to the Senate and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived; the Clintons would be delighted to visit the priest. On their way to the hospital, Hillary commented to Bill, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it certainly will help our images and might even get me elected President. After all, I'm IN IT TO WIN IT! " Bill agreed---it would be a very good thing for her campaign once they put out a press release about their visit to honor the old priest's last request. When they arrived at the priest's room, the old priest took Bill's hand in his right hand and Hillary's hand in his left. There was a dead silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.
Finally, Bill Clinton spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
"Amen" said Bill.
"Amen" said Hillary.
The old priest continued..."He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."