This campaign is full of irony, is it not? Caroline Kennedy gets gobs of news coverage for endorsing a candidate constantly compared to Bobby Kennedy, while Bobby Kennedy’s kids endorse Hillary at elderly housing communities and the only press that shows up is…me.
And as for Maxine Waters, I’ll never forget watching her bob her head and sway her arms over her head at the Boston Hip-Hop Summit in Roxbury during the 2004 Democratic Convention like an overzealous extra at a rap video shoot. I have a feeling we’re not going to see the same Maxine Waters on the trail for Hillary as the one who bellowed at an audience full of kids tolerating speeches by politicians so they could see rap luminaries such as Wyclef Jean, Layzie Bone and Bone Crusher. “Police brutality!” Waters hollered. “You know something about that? Mandatory minimum sentences! You know something about that?”
Maybe on the trail for Clinton Waters can do something more fitting, perhaps along the lines of, “Waking up early for a midterm! You know something about that?” or “Using scare quotes around the words ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ when writing about Fox News on your blog! You know something about that?” to a backing beat from Little Wayne or somesuch. It’s worth a try.