The toughest negotiation: How Hillary and Bill figure out where to eat.

I love this. It’s from a radio show that Secretary of State Clinton did in Australia:

Question: It all requires excellent patience, great negotiation skills. Your husband also possesses those qualities. When you two can’t agree on what to get for takeaway dinner, who wins out in that type of negotiation?

Clinton: We practice different models of negotiation around important issues like that.

Question: Yeah.

Clinton: Because if I were to say to him, as I have on many occasions, "What shall we have for dinner tonight?" If he says to me, "Oh, I don’t care; you choose," I know that’s a really bad answer, because then I’m stuck with the responsibility.

Question: Yeah.

Clinton: So I will come back and I’ll say, "All right. Well, so how do you feel about Chinese — "

Question: Oh, good.

Clinton: — or Mexican or Italian?" And if he says a second time, "I really, really don’t care," then I will go choose. Now, contrarily, if he says to me, "What do you want for dinner tonight," I will say, "What do you want?" Then he’ll go, "Well, I was thinking of maybe picking up some Thai." And if I’m in a good humor, I’ll say, "That’s fine." But if I am feeling not enthusiastic about Thai, I’ll say, "Well, maybe we should consider something else." And he’ll say, "Well, then you choose." (Laughter.)

Question: Do you ever eat before midnight? (Laughter.)

Clinton: We are very late eaters. Yes, we do. I mean, this could go on — this goes on for some time.

President Idol goes to New Hampshire

Doesn’t this picture make it look like Hillary & The Pips?

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(via CNN’s Political Tracker)

Unfortunately for Hill, one of the back-up singers is showing her up.

I saw my first Hillary ad last night and it struck me as exactly the wrong tone. She was all gushy and friendly and CARING. Hillary should be campaigning as tough and protective. The underlying message should be, “Nobody messes with me and I won’t let them mess with you. I’ll protect you the way I protected Chelsea from the media.” Let the guys be sensitive, be butch Hillary!

BTW, I somehow missed this — further proof that it’s WorldofWarcraft’s world and we just live near it…

Political rallies and marches are nothing new, and online campaigning is a well known trend, but when the two come together with a bunch of gnomes, it’s hard not to take notice.

Grassroots supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul have invited supporters that play online game “World of Warcraft” to join them in a rally and march on New Years Day. Organizers of the virtual event have scheduled the event to start in the snowbound city of Ironforge, so it’s sure to involve lots of gnomes and dwarves, before they march to Stormwind.

No word at this point if “Horde for Hillary” or “Orcs for Obama” counter events have also been scheduled.

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