Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Clinton's 'Iron My Shirt' Fraud

It was an effective tactic, apparently, but when the truth comes out - that Clinton staged these 'protesters' - will her supporters be pissed?

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign stop was interrupted Monday when two men stood in the crowd and began screaming, "Iron my shirt!" during one of her final appearances before the New Hampshire primary.

Clinton, a former first lady running to become the nation's first female president, laughed at the seemingly sexist protest that suggested a woman's place is doing the laundry and not running the country.

"Ah, the remnants of sexism — alive and well," Clinton said to applause in a school auditorium.

The video suggests what you already knew - it's obviously fraudulent - with the one protester looking comical as he throws up the sign, and then trudges away, face down, not answering reporters' questions about which campaign he was from:

Raw video: Protesters interrupt Clinton


...I was wrong! At least it seems that way. First time for everything, i guess. Now I'm curious if anyone actually did change their vote because of this. We haven't ruled out coordination with the Clinton campaign, but that seems a bit unlikely. Pretty damn funny prank.

1 comment:

untermensch said...

I guess Obama will have to get a homeboy with a "PICK MY COTTON!" sign to show up at one of his events ;-)