Clinton Embraces 'Texts from Hillary' Website

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 10:21 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Hillary Clinton has a tech-savvy sense of humor, and she wants you to know it.

The secretary of state is firmly embracing an Internet parody that purports to show her texting various politicians and celebrities, shooting them down with snappy retorts. Clinton invited the creators of the "Texts from Hillary" Tumblr website to the State Department on Tuesday and shared a laugh with them. And, she even submitted her own fake exchange.

The site has become an Internet sensation since it was launched last week. It is based on photographs of Clinton, wearing sunglasses, surrounded by briefing papers and staring at her Blackberry, aboard a military transport plane flying to Libya in October.

In it, the captions show her launching imaginary witty ripostes at her husband, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others who are all depicted in photos looking at smartphones and distracting Clinton from important work at hand.

The series of make-believe images and accompanying messages shows Clinton bluntly rejecting a friend request from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, turning down "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart by saying she is booked on rival Stephen Colbert's program, and responding "drink" to a request for advice from GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

On the site, the serious looking Clinton is harassed by incessant, pointless texts from Obama and Biden who send her the latest Justin Bieber video, ask her what she's up to, and try to tell jokes. "Running the world," Clinton replies to a lounging Obama. "Really Joe?" she says to Biden who asks "So you know what the bartender says?"

Clinton aides said she found the site hilarious and wanted to meet the creators, Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, two Washington-based communications advisers.

At their meeting on Tuesday, Clinton posed with Lambe and Smith and signed a copy of her "Text from Hillary" submission, writing "Thanks for the many LOLZ Hillary 'Hillz."


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Scientists Warn Florida Governor of Threat From Climate Change

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 20:06 PM

Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a ma . . .

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Ferguson Protests Are About Class, Not Race

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 19:26 PM

The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is not about racism but about class warfare and how poor people are not advancing in A . . .

Rep. Paul Ryan: GOP Must Learn From Mistakes in War on Poverty

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 17:46 PM

Republicans often aren't taken seriously in their effort to alleviate poverty, Rep. Paul Ryan admits, and he suggested t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved