Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Two political satires - One for Hillary-haters & one for CDS-haters

As the Democratic nomination contest moves into its final phase ... here are two satirical items that approach Hillary Clinton's campaign from different directions. Satire can be cruel, of course, so these may not be suitable for the faint of heart or the easily offended.

=> For all you Hillary-haters out there, HERE is a savage parody of Clinton's arguments for why she should be nominated, from Saturday Night Live. (Perhaps it is intended, in part, to compensate for the Hillary-friendly sketch that SNL ran on March 1, 2008.)

Depending on your perspective, you may find it penetrating & hilarious or unfair & defamatory to the point of being semi-deranged ... or maybe a bit of both. It does do a good job of capturing some key themes in the current discussion.

=> And for all you fed-up Clinton supporters, THIS CARTOON offers a nice satirical take-down of CDS in the news coverage of the campaign.

Yours for democracy,
Jeff Weintraub