Larry David Fears Hillary Answering Phone

Larry David Doesn Hillary Clinton’s 3 a.m. ad may have (or may not) have helped her win in Ohio. But it’s also backfiring in some quarters. Comic Larry David titles a Huffington Post piece on the subject “Does Anyone Want This Nut Answering the Phone?”

A few weeks ago, I started to feel sorry for her. Oh Christ, let her win already…Who cares…It’s not worth it. There’s not that much difference between them. She can have it. Anything to avoid watching her descend into madness. So I switched. I started rooting for her. It wasn’t that hard. Compromise comes easy to me. I was on board.

And then I saw the ad.

I watched, transfixed, as she took the 3 a.m. call…and I was afraid…very afraid. Suddenly, I realized the last thing this country needs is that woman anywhere near a phone. I don’t care if it’s 3 a.m. or 10 p.m. or any other time. I don’t want her talking to Putin, I don’t want her talking to Kim Jong Il, I don’t want her talking to my nephew. She needs a long rest. She needs to put on a sarong and some sun block and get away from things for a while, a nice beach somewhere — somewhere far away, where there are…no phones.


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  1. DL says:

    My take is that people “to whom compromise comes easy,” are the ones who need to be put away somewhere.

    There is nothing more dangerous than large numbers of people who are without principle or willing to sell their principle on whim and call it compromise or bipartisonship, just to win -I repeat – just to win an election – principle is more important than just winning at any cost.

    For that reason, I cannot support John McCain.
    I continue to be unable to fathom going into battle when the enemy likes my general more than I do and when he has already conceeded to them half of what we are battling about.

  2. Steve Plunk says:

    Has Larry David switched sides? Is he now a Republican? It seems the thing Democratic candidates should fear is other Democrats.

  3. KansasGirl says:

    Weren’t these the same “group” that supported her “before” they didn’t support her! What dolts! Larry David is a fool!