Daily Archives: March 9, 2008

It’s 3:00 AM, Do You Know Who Your Supporters Are?

Today’s edition of the RumpusGoopus weblog:  Copyright infringement!  Anyway, I link to the XX Factor so much that I highly doubt they’d ever complain:

Out of the mouths of “safe and asleep” babes!

“It’s 3 am… who do you want answering the phone?” — Barack Obama, thank you!

Thus, at least, saith Casey Knowles, the young girl who features in the opening segment of Hillary Clinton’s now-infamous “red phone” ad. The footage used in the ad is eight years old; Casey, a former child actor, is now seventeen and an active Obama supporter. (She served as a precinct captain for Obama in the Washington State caucuses.)

Whoops!  The Clinton campaign made much political hay this week over the gaffes of various Obama campaign advisors. Now they have a gafflet (?) of their own.

And how does Casey (who will be old enough to vote in November) feel about finding herself used in a Clinton campaign ad? “I think it would be really wonderful if me and Barack Obama could get together and make a nice counter ad,” she suggests.

Mmm hmm.

-Rosa Brooks

Oh, but you can’t help but be amused by this.  But hey, for good measure (from Chip Bok):