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Embarrassing Hillary Clinton-Colbert skit.

Embarrassing Hillary Clinton-Colbert skit.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

I watched about two minutes of Hillary’s appearance on The Colbert Report and had to turn it off. As a pro-Hillary Clinton blogger, I guess I should have laughed along with everyone else. I know she has a sense of humor and it’s been good to see that her persona has gotten deeper and more realistic in the media.

After writing about her for 20 years, the problem is that I don’t think Hillary is funny. She can be fun, she can laugh at a good joke (especially if it’s about her), and there have been a few unscripted, spontaneous moments when she has said or done something funny.

But going on a comedy show and basically doing a skit is not the same thing. I felt the same kind of embarrassment that my young students might feel if I tried to appear “cool” in the classroom. It just wouldn’t work. I’m not cool and Hillary is not funny.

Someone enjoyed the Colbert skit, I suppose. Maybe Hillary Clinton? Colbert? The media?


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