Friday, May 30, 2008

What If It Came From SNL?

Oh No!

Here we go - again!

They're trying to manufacture another "Pastor" scandal for Barack Obama.

They're trying to say it's another unfair bashing of Hillary.

Father Michael Pfleger, in a guest slot, at the, now infamous, Obama-attended, Trinity United Church, in Chicago, did an over-the-top sermon, mocking Hillary Clinton (it's a matter of interpretation) that has had everyone in a buzz, lamenting that Obama has "another" pastor problem, etc, etc ...

Here the YouTube of it;

Obama's Church: Why Hillary Cried - Father Michael Pfleger

If you can't view it, Melissa, over on Shakesville, one of those in a tizzy over it (and, in general, the misogyny in the campaign) has a transcript;

Transcript from 1:58: I don't really want to make this political, 'cause you know I'm very unpolitical [laughter], but when Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don't believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought: "This is mine." [applause] "I'm Bill's wife; I'm white; and this is mine! I just gotta get up and step into [sic] the plate." And then outta nowhere came: "Hey, I'm Barack Obama." And she said, "Aww, damn! Where did you come from?! I'm white! I'm entitled! There's a black man stealing my show!" [cheers and applause] Waaaaaaaah! [pretends to weep and cry; wipes face with hankie] Waaaaaaaah! She wasn't the only one crying; there was a whole lotta white people crying!"
Okay, what's the problem?

Yeah, he's really into, on a roll, with nothing more than satire.

I speculate, strongly, if this was a Saturday Night Live skit, it would be getting equal play on the cable television programs, but in the manner of praising it, saying how hysterical it was, how sharply satirical it was, and, undoubtedly, leading into the discussions of how SNL was so on top of the campaign.

Here's an earlier example, with SNL veteran writer Jim Downey, on 'Hardball', discussing the "Debate" skit.

Is SNL pro-Hillary?

When the satire is aimed at, and against, Obama, that's okay.

But the Clintonistas, unless it's pure, straight-from-the-heart, adulation and Hillary-worship, it's Hillary Bashing, misogyny, revolting, disgusting, hatred, and dissing of her candidacy, of a woman running for office, blah, blah, blah ...

Obama did the perfunctory distancing and apology.

Yes, there have been low blows and cheap shots leveled at Hillary - and Obama - but everything isn't, and shouldn't be, "Man the Battle Stations".

The Father Pfleger rant was funny, appreciate it for that, just like the above-referenced SNL skit on the debate was funny.

Let funny be funny!

This Father Pfleger thing should be a non-story.

With the big Michigan-Florida resolution coming tomorrow, likely, the Clintonistas will be off, pissing-and-moaning about that, with their crocodile tears and gigantic hankies.

Bonus Hillary Bashing Riffs

Top Ten Cloves: If Hillary Clinton Is A Monster, The Movies That Would Be Made About Her

Tinkerbell Meets Norma Rae - The Daily Kos Strike

"Oh ... THAT Conspiracy ..."

She Was The One She Was Waiting For!

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