Thursday, January 31, 2008

Beyond Debate

We hesitated to post this vid, on account of it's a little risque for such a family-friendly blog as Roxie's World. On the other hand, if you saw the end of tonight's Democratic debate, with the incredibly close and, um, warm embrace between senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, well, you probably won't think this is over the line at all. Besides, it presents an opportunity for us to demonstrate that we haven't lost our sense of humor in the midst of all the sturm und drang of the primary battle. Hey, kids, politics is a hot business. (With thanks to the Candy Man, who knows from hot, for calling this to our attention.) (CNN vid of the debate is here. Go watch it once you've wet your pants laughing over this.)


  1. no words... should have sent a poet.

  2. Anonymous5:05 PM EST

    Roxie, funny or not, this video trashes two great candidates, the most interesting two people to run for president maybe there has ever been in the history of democracy. You know that already, no one needs to tell you so. Every person who reads this blog, knows that too. You won't get rid of our faith in you by disappointing us. By way of wealth, teaching experience and education, there is a privileged mantle of responsibility on your beautiful shoulders. And there is a very challenging and equally fascinating election ahead of us. That's all I know.

  3. Oh, dear, most faithful RA -- I cannot bear the thought of disappointing YOU! My arthritic shoulders ache with the responsibility of which you remind me. Do you truly feel the video merely trashes the candidates? If I felt that, I wouldn't have posted it. I laughed, with Moose's encouragement, because I like humor that puts out into the open all the taboo subjects that everyone else is trying politely or desperately to ignore. I felt this particular piece was an apt coda to last night's debate because Clinton and Obama really did look like a couple in so many ways and were falling all over themselves trying to be nice to each other. Moose kept saying, "Well, they get my vote for homecoming queen and king, that's for sure!"

    I am sorry if the video offended or disappointed you. Of course I realize we have a huge election ahead of us and that I, as America's favorite dog blogger on politics, pop culture, and basketball, have an enormous responsibility toward my legions of loyal fans. Rest assured I shall always endeavor to be a political animal worthy of your respect and affection.

  4. Anonymous9:46 PM EST

    So, you're for Obama now?

  5. Well, anonymous, I guess that all depends on what the meaning of "for" is. ;-)

  6. Anonymous8:54 PM EST

    What Rutgers Alumna said.

    I'd also want to add that I'm not at all convinced that everyone is trying to ignore some sort of "black man, white woman, OH NOES! It must be all about sex!" meme. I've been reading a lot of blogs, both left and right, and it seems that that's simply not in the mix--for younger people, especially, but really not for anyone.

    (Of course, I haven't been listening to Rush Limbaugh; maybe he's been going on about it.)

    Obsidian Wings has had an excellent discussion on interesting aspects of the debate, as well as noting that, while the Democrats have been discussing issues and facing the prospect of voting for one of two really very good candidates, the Republicans have simply been imploding.

    There's a lot of hard work and activism that had to happen for that to come about. And that, is, IMO, to be celebrated.


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