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'Texts from Hillary' sparks online buzz

2012-04-07 10:10

Washington - A blog imagining sunglasses-sporting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton engaged in amusing text exchanges with other politicos and celebrities has gone viral - and boosted her cool quotient.

"Hey Hil, Watchu doing?" President Barack Obama says to his top diplomat on the spoof blog as he is shown reclining on a sofa.

"Running the world," Clinton replies, smartphone in hand and aides in the background as she sits in a C-17 military cargo plane.

Spoof

Texts from Hillary is a spoof imagined by Washington-based communications professionals Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe on the popular Tumblr blogging platform. They based their gag on two photographs of Clinton taken in October.

The imagined texts have Clinton snapping back at everyone from Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ryan Gosling.

"From one influential woman 2 another xo," pop icon Lady Gaga says in one imagined exchange. "Who is this?" Clinton replies.

In the post featuring Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief sends a request to Clinton to be his "friend" on the social network. But the senior diplomat rejects the invite.

Lambe and Smith say they came up with the idea over drinks late on Wednesday when they saw a black-and-white photograph of Clinton holding a BlackBerry go viral on social networks.

"We quickly decided it should be turned into a meme," Lambe told AFP. "We drafted a bunch and then people have been submitting new ideas. Basically, it snowballed from there."

He said the state department had not yet reacted to the site, but added: "It would be great to hear from Hillary."

Comments
  • Walter - 2012-04-07 11:30

    "Running the world" is what the yanks believe they are doing! Arrogant is the only way to describe it; a la Victorian England.

      Shirley - 2012-04-07 12:20

      Like South Africa???????

  • Graham - 2012-04-07 13:14

    She's covering her reptilian eyes with glasses the shape shifting bitch!

  • madelein.krugervanrensburg - 2012-04-07 16:00

    Obama are a Freemason! The triangle..the all seeing eye! Evil from hell!

  • Stephen - 2012-04-13 14:00

    I went to k - 12 school with Hill . . . she ran the school.

  • Stephen - 2012-04-13 14:30

    Hill and I ran a 10k in dallas years ago. She was running the wrong way. Brought it to her attention. She turned, snapped at the other runners "I will run the world one day. Run with me now and run with me then people of d\Dallas." Megaboggled and trembling, we all screeched to a hault turned around and ran it her way. We all wound up at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth. Boot scotted for hours. Hillary ran Billy Bob's for years. It finnally burned down. She ran other things after that but has always lamented to me that running Billy Bob's was her finest hour.

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