Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hillary Dodges Sanjaya Softball Question

Political Diva Hillary-Just-Hillary attempted to field a question during a radio call-in show in New Hampshire, only to bobble the ball before making her response all about her. When a listener asked Hillary what the United States can do about Sanjaya Malakar, the underdog “American Idol” candidate who critics contend lacks any shred of talent, she replied:

"That's the best question I've been asked in a long time. Well, you know, people can vote for whomever they want. That's true in my election, and it's true on 'American Idol.'"

Apparently fielding a question about Sanjaya’s fate is better than responding to questions about what the United States should do about the War in Iraq, the health care crisis, campaign finance reform, the budget deficit, genocide in Darfur, and irreverent bloggers.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sanjaya’s performance abilities, check out his rendition of The Kinks' song “You Really Got Me.” Notice the effect Sanjaya has on a younger Hillary prototype in the audience.

Hillary-Just-Hillary finally gets a softball question and instead of swinging, she dodges the question. Had she wanted to get on base and/or score, Hillary should have used the following responses:

What should the United States do about Sanjaya Malakar?

Single Response: Who the hell is Sanjaya? And why the hell should we care?

Double Response: Turn off your television.

Triple Response: Nice try, Howard (Stern). You have your own radio show. Please hang up and give the people of New Hampshire a chance to ask questions.

Home Run Response: Give him a job as a consultant for a Democrat presidential campaign.

Grand Slam Response: Impeach his talentless ass!

Now let's Play Ball! But first, a Sanjaya-inspired performance of the National Anthem:

FYI: Sanjaya literally means “victory,” while Hillary’s name was rated 882nd in the 2005 top 1000 baby names. The smart money is on Sanjaya.