Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Kevin Drum thinks Hillary Clinton's spot introducing her campaign theme song is pretty cute. Maybe. Seems a bit odd to me. The set-up plays off the Sopranos finale, with Hillary and Bill as the Sopranos. There's a menacing guy glancing over at them, Chelsea screeching her wheels against the curb outside, and Bill eating carrots instead of onion rings.
Of course, it isn't the first time the Clintons have been compared to a crime family. Normally it's a tinfoil hat-wearing Arkansan making the comparison, though. Also, the consensus analysis of the Sopranos finale seems to be that Tony got whacked at the end. Which means the spot essentially portrays a former president and an aspiring one being targeted for a hit. Even worse, it plays it for laughs.
Like I said, seems a bit odd to me.