Alex Massie

Pass the sick bag | 17 December 2007

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Hillary in Iowa on Sunday:

'There's so much we can do together if we work together as a world. Remember that movie Independence Day, where invaders were coming from outer space and the whole world was united against the invasion? Why can't we be united on behalf of our planet? And that's what I want to do, to get more and more people to understand that and to be involved to protect our environment."

Oh shut up. Whoever wrote this should be fired. The folks at The Corner are having some fun for once, noting that in Independence Day the First Spouse, er, dies. Mark Steyn also points out that:

even in Primary Colors they could only get a Brit to play her, which puts Hill in the same category as Hannibal Lecter and the Jeremy Irons character in Die Hard. If I were Senator Clinton, I'd steer clear of Nineties movies analogies.

Also, of course, global warming might not be quite as immediate a threat as, you know, massive spaceships obliterating city after city right now.


Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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