Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama has Oprah; Hillary has ...

... Ellen!

CNN political producer Peter Hamby reports that super-cool talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made a surprise appearance via video uplink at a Hillary Clinton rally in Washington, D.C., Monday night.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you that I LOVE Ellen's show. It is hysterical -- especially when she calls Gladys! Check out Ellen's web site for more, including a video of her doing a neat card trick!)

The audience was made up of mostly college students from George Washington University, and Clinton was quite obviously making a run at Obama's supposed lock on young voters. But this event was a "low-dollar fundraiser," and one has to wonder why Clinton held it in DC instead of at any college campus in Texas or Ohio (Austin or Columbus, anyone?).

Maybe Clinton was wondering, too; something had her distracted. As she was working to get the crowd whipped up, she told them, "We're going to win Ohio and Michigan!"


"... Wait a minute, Ohio and Texas," she said when the cheers died down. "We already won Michigan."

Oh, OK.

You can read the rest of the post here.

Incidentally, Ellen's web site lists Hillary Clinton as the scheduled guest for today's show, and she has included a note that she is trying to schedule appearances by Barack Obama and John McCain, as well. Check your local listings and tune it in!