Hillary Clinton Inspires America's Little Girls To Become Corporatist Shills, Or President
Hillary Clinton's "glass ceiling" appearance by video at Night Two of the DNC reminded us that this is not exactly a small accomplishment for this creaky old republic of ours. She kept the statement brief and focused on the history-making. And damned if she didn't get us a little misty-eyed, too, because Yr Wonkette is totally a sucker for certain forms of inspirational moments. Like that one up top.
What an incredible honor that you have given me. And I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. Thanks to you and to everyone who’s fought so hard to make this possible. This is really your victory, this is really your night.10-year-old Macy Friday, when she got to shake Clinton's hand in 2014 when Hillary was in Denver to campaign for Mark Udall.
And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.
As we said at the time, that right there is a genuine “I got a puppy, no, TWO puppies!” face. We're going to bet Macy was watching Tuesday night.
This is a much younger presidential aspirant than Macy, but she's pretty darn adorable, too: Video description: "My daughter and I watching and recording the DNC and she now believes she could be the next President of the United States!"
And yes, cynics, maybe it was on Tivo, not live. We don't know or care. It's adorbs anyway.
The Clinton campaign was well aware of the moment, and prepped for it with a pretty slick web ad featuring girls reading their letters to Hillary Clinton, mashed into a single letter. We could have done with a bit less inspirational music, especially when it drowns out the kids, who are terrific:
"It is ridiculous that there has never been a female president before."https://t.co/CMHJiprlgt— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 26, 2016
Elite Daily transcribed it, missing one important word -- they had the girl in the first letter saying "I’m so excited you have a chance to become the first woman president..." Nuh-uh. That kid says "I," and the difference is important.
Dear Mrs Clinton,
I’m so excited [I] have a chance to become the first woman president because, from George Washington to Barack Obama, it is ridiculous that there has never been a female president before.
Forty-four boys is too many!
It will be hard work to be a grandma and president, but I know you can do it.
I hope you encourage people to help save the Earth.
Fight for world peace.
I would like to see an end to killing by guns.
You inspire me so that I can be who I want to be when I grow up.
And yes, we agree that the best line isn't read aloud:
The little girls will inherit the earth. This is a pretty iconic moment for all our daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and favorite exuberant third-graders raising their hands with the right answers. You go, girls.
(And now we prepare from all the whining from butthurt MRAs who say Clinton will never let boys accomplish anything ever again).
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