There is running a desperate campaign….then there’s Hillary Clinton talking with Lena Dunham about Lenny Kravitz’s tallywhacker…
It was actually a parody on “Funny or Die,” whose videos are more the latter than the former. This one is no exception…
“Did you see the footage where his pants split?” Dunham asks the former Secretary of State.
“No, I missed that,” she responds with a look of interest.
Dunham goes on to tell Clinton what happened, “I mean… his stuff fell out of his pants.”
This piques Clinton’s interest even more. She asks, “Yeah? Do you think I could get that on YouTube?” Dunham informs her that she can, indeed, to which Clinton says, “Good. I’ll look for that.”
For those of you who don’t know what they’re talking about…
Now, we here at LwC are true believers that elected officials need to engage the culture and engage new audiences using all medium’s available to them…mainly because our side traditionally su-diddly-ucks at it. Here’s the catch though, the elected official (or candidate) still needs to be natural. Otherwise…they look like Hillary Clinton talking about Lenny Kravitz’s penis.
Which is being panned…
Ultimately, the thought here is that Clinton (like most adults over 40) had zero clue who Dunham was before deciding to sit down with her. This was likely a decision made by her relatively young campaign staff, who have done about as poor a job as you’ll see to this point of all the candidates running outside of Team Bush. And whoever recommended Mrs. Clinton participate in an interview with someone with zero credibility–along with zero journalism experience–should really start updating their LinkedIn page, because this is yet another unforced error by a campaign that simply cannot get out of its own way.
Nah, stay in your own way. Also, IowaHawk nailed the double-standard at play here perfectly.
Imagine if a male presidential candidate joked about wanting to see Jennifer Lawrence's nude cell phone pics. https://t.co/GyUMVRAhXh
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 25, 2015
Exactly. If Hillary Clinton is going to continually run the “feminist” campaign, it is wholly acceptable, and necessary, for us to point out the luxuries she exclusively receives when compared to her male counter-parts. Equality, right?
Or maybe Ben Carson should tweet that he’s publicly looking for the Kardashian sex tape. Relate to the people, Dr. Benny!