Asked about Trump, clinton says “I’m going to sit down and have some pie”
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 4, 2015
Arguably, this should be the universal response to questions about Trump https://t.co/PzKTh1dm38
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) July 4, 2015
If only Cleek’s filter worked on live journamalists… As Maggie Haberman reported the event for the NYTimes:
Hillary Rodham Clinton made her first visit of the campaign to northern New Hampshire on Saturday, marching in a Fourth of July parade alongside dozens of her supporters and, for the first time since she became a candidate, being met by a handful of persistent protesters.
Mrs. Clinton walked in front of a large sign with her campaign logo at the parade in Gorham, N.H., and a group of supporters chanted her name as they walked along. People along the sidewalks called out “Hillary!” to her on Main Street, urging her to shake their hands.
But there was other chanting as well, from a tall man on the sidelines who carried a sign that read “Benghazi” with red paint stains on it.
“Carpetbagger!” he called out repeatedly, a charge leveled against Mrs. Clinton when she first ran for the Senate in 2000 (and not used much since). He was joined by a half-dozen other protesters who followed her along the route in the working-class area, trying repeatedly to get her attention….
Mrs. Clinton’s aides, in what they said was an effort to allow voters to reach her freely without her being surrounded by a mass of reporters, kept the dozen journalists covering the event behind a length of rope carried by two campaign aides.
When the parade ended, Mrs. Clinton held up her hands in a shrug when asked whether the protesters were jarring.
At another point, she was asked the same question and said, “I’m just having a good time meeting everybody.” …
Tough choice, for a politician (she said sarcastically): Let the press
corpse corp swarm you, even if they knock over parade-goers in the process, or get your picture taken talking to potential voters:
Clinton stops to talk to a disabled vet's mom in Gorham pic.twitter.com/1rJE99ku0h
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015
Clinton campaign responds to ropeline story: "While the GOP may want to spin a good yarn on this…" pic.twitter.com/QgvJZP40Vs
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) July 4, 2015
I’m sure the Very Serious People were highly indignant on the Sabbathday Gasbag talk shows, though. Priorities, Mrs. Clinton!