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Thursday, May 29, 2008

O Brother! Clinton and the Celebrated Jumping Frog

From the ABC News blog Political Radar:

Facing an increasingly improbable candidacy for the White House, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., showed no signs of stopping on the trail in South Dakota and cited an old Arkansas, saying in an off-handed reference to her campaign: "you can't tell how far a frog will jump until you
punch him."
That girls dummer than a toad sittn on a bulfrog. This, according to the Hillbilly Dictionary, means Hillary's dumb.

I can't tell if that was an invitation to punch her or not. After her assassination references it's hard to tell sometimes...

Hillary's comments deserve a rebuttal. Here now, is Mark Twain, with a quote from "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavares County":

The feller took the box again, and took another long, particular look [at the frog - i.e. Hillary], and give it back to Smiley, and says, very deliberate, "Well, I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog."
There you have it. The frog was punched and found lacking. Where's Big Dan from "O' Brother Where Art Thou" when you need him? (You know, the guy that squashes and kills the toad that the characters think is Pete?) That reminds me, this is my favorite scene:

"We thought you was a toad!"

Somebody should tell Hillary, "Do not seek the treasure!"

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