Saturday, March 01, 2008

I've got it. She's advertising her services for a night job in the Obama administration!

Yesterday I may have been wrong in attributing the following quote from Hillary Clinton's advertising minions to the old politics of fear:
"It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call."
-- Hillary Clinton's "Red Phone Moment" ad, 2/29/08
Today I thought of that ad in the context of this other February advertisement:
“You pour coffee, fix hair, you work the night shift at the local hospital. You're often overworked, underpaid, and sometimes overlooked. But not by everyone. One candidate has put forth an American family agenda to make things easier for everyone who works so hard. … She understands. She's worked the night shift, too.
-- Hillary Clinton's "Night Shift" advertisement, 2/19/08
Isn't it obvious? She's campaigning to work the midnight-to-eight shift at the White House as Vice President while President Obama rests from his sixteen-hour workday.
As a publicly-professed fan of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, Obama must already be trying to figure out which positions to offer his rivals: Vice President Clinton, Attorney General Edwards, Secretary of State Biden (or maybe Richardson), Secretary of Veterans Affairs McCain, Chief White House Guard Giuliani, UN Ambassador Kucinich ... etc.

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