March 02, 2008

It's 3 am and the Commies are coming!!

No doubt you've heard of, read about, or seen Hillary's famous "3 am" ad. In case you haven't, you can see it here. In the ad, there are children sleeping and a phone ringing in the background, although the phone is not ringing where the children are--it's ringing in the White House. The ad doesn't specify who's on the other line, but "something's happening in the world" and it's probably not the Lottery people calling to ask when they can deliver your oversized check. The ad then asks us whom we'd like to answer that phone--someone who already knows the world's evils, the military, "someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world." In other words, someone with experience. I found myself wondering, as I often do, what experience it is that she's talking about. It's an important issue for me because my only experience with 3 am phone calls are from people who were drunk and dialed the wrong number. I think I would like to elect someone who knows how to handle a 3 am phone call.

I worried about this for a while, but fortunately I found an actual transcript of a very important 3 am phone call that Hillary handled. It's really a rare opportunity--certainly one we're not going to get from Obama who hasn't lived in the White House and therefore hasn't had his 3 am phone conversations recorded. This, my friends, is where White House experience matters. Of course the parts of the transcript that involved who the call was from and what it was about have been edited out--national security and all that--but this just absolutely firms up my belief in Hillary's experience. Click on the extended entry for this historic transcript.

Place: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C., USA
Time: 03:00 (3:00 am)

[begin transcript]
[sound of phone ringing]
[sound of First Lady Hillary Clinton picking up the phone]
"Yes, of course. Just a moment. HONEY! The phone's for you!"
[end transcript]

Posted by Shelby at March 2, 2008 07:48 PM

If Hillary doesn't recognize a declaration for war based on the title "declaration for war"...who really thinks she'll manage ANYTHING well? That little fib pisses me off.

Posted by: Sherri at March 3, 2008 10:39 AM
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