Daily Archives: February 2, 2007

Pets for Hillary

Well, Hillary’s campaign is off to a flying start what with the introduction of her stirring slogan:

Let the Conversation Begin

Yessir, that’s a barn-burner alright. Bound to charge people up and send them into battle with the forces of evil loaded down with Weapons of Mass Narcosis (WMN’s).

But the brilliance doesn’t stop there, oh no. With the kind of cutting-edge, forward-thinking, outside-the-box innovation we’ve come to expect from the Democrats the last 15 or 20 years, Hillary and her team are blazing new trails untramped by previous candidates. For example, she’s now pioneering an effort to reach a neglected but no-doubt valuable constituency: animals.

I shit you not. This is straight off her campaign website. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

Leave it to the mastermind of the 15,000-page Clinton health-care plan to come up with an strategy so comprehensive that it targets pets.

Is this her constituency? People who dress their animals and name them after make-believe movie pets? (“Brinkley” was the name of Tom Hanks’ dog in You’ve Got Mail.) And we’re supposed to run out there and work for, raise money for, and vote for somebody as leader of the Western world who thinks this kind of stuff is “cute”?

Despair washes over me like a bucket of deer urine.