Yes. This happened...it really happened. This Sunday's cover of The New York Times Magazine intended to express the "gravity" of Hilary Clinton's possible 2016 presidential campaign and ended up having some massive attraction of internet attention all on its own. Let's all thank our lucky stars for the world wide web!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent comments about newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi were fairly innocuous. She merely encouraged President Morsi to include women, Christians and young people in his new government, which would be a break from tradition in the African nation. But apparently something far more sinister is afoot. Thankfully Rush Limbaugh is on the case:
"Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, Mrs. Huma Weiner, she is Hillary Clinton's number one aide. And Huma's mother is best friends with the new First Lady of Egypt, the wife of the new Muslim Brotherhood guy, Morsi. That's really all you need to know. But there's much more to know. That's why Hillary is out celebrating the brotherhood. That's why Hillary is joining Obama in telling the military to give it up for the Brotherhood guy. Because Huma's mom, there's actually a group, the Muslim Sisterhood, essentially, that is an offshoot of the Brotherhood. And Huma's mom is best friends with the new so-called First Lady of Egypt, who is also a member of the Sisterhood."
Full audio here.
Without fail, Hillary Clinton has been one of the better Secretaries of the State in recent presidencies as she's able to roll with the punches of being a meme and be articulate enough to put foreign policy makers in their place. With all that in mind, it's assuring to know that she wants to dance to a Nicki Minaj jam like most Americans.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday invited Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe, the D.C. jokesters behind the viral Texts From Hillary Clinton Tumblr, to the State Department, where she joined them for pics and presented them with her very own submission for the site. "We were lucky enough to meet with her... after her staff informed us she was quite smitten by the blog," Lambe said in an interview afterward.
TFHC imagines off-the-wall text conversations between Clinton and all manner of recipients, and is based on a photo-turned-meme taken by TIME photographer Diana Walker. "Most of the captions are ours but we were inspired by friends and tried to include submissions," Lambe said.
Unfortunately, Clinton didn't disclose the recipient of the original text.