January 29, 2007 11:19 PM
Beloved Red Muppet Upstages Charles Schumer
Charles Schumer (D-Not Hillary) has a great new book about how the Democrats suck. He did a signing at some rich-people place in Nassau County last weekend, but his moment of glory was forever ruined by Elmo the Muppet from Sesame Street.
After the bookstore manager introduced "Senator Charles Schuman," a few dozen people stopped by his humble table. Elmo -- actually a cloth puppet with ping-pong-ball eyes and a man's hand up its ass -- was mobbed by all the kids. Luckily for Chuck, he has imaginary friends.
Sadly, there is no photographic evidence of the Elmo-Schumer Smackdown, so here's an NYT picture of Condi Rice and Elmo, in Indonesia. It's even scarier than the Bin Laden & Bert photo!
Schumer not tickled by popular Elmo [Newsday]