Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Yo, Adrian!

Coming on April Fool's Day, you would almost think yesterday's breaking news story was a put-on:

In a speech in Philadelphia today, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, compared herself to Philly icon Rocky Balboa.

"Well, could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten half way up those Art Museum steps and said, 'Well, I guess that’s about far enough?'" Clinton asked.

"Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common," she [told] the Pennsylvania A.F.L.-C.I.O. audience.
I can actually say that for once, I agree with Hillary Clinton. At first glance, they do have a lot in common.

Unfortunately for Mrs. Clinton, not even her fellow Democrats are inclined to agree with her comparison:

Hillary Clinton is so obviously Apollo Creed, not Rocky Balboa. It was Creed who had it all, let himself grow deluded with entitlement, surrounded himself with an entourage of yes-men who never thought for even a second that their fighter might actually have to fight.

And, as ABC gently reminds the good Senator from New York...

Um….Senator? Rocky lost.

It was a split decision, but the judges (superdelegates?) awarded the fight to Rocky's black opponent, Apollo Creed.

Meanwhile, Rocky's lovely sidekick Adrian sits forlorn at the ringside, anxious and distraught over the beating her lover is taking.

Hmmm. Perhaps that analogy can only play so far...

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