Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time,” finally said something on his late night talk show that seems to make some level of sense. Just as Hillary has started to take a more active role in organizing the Donald Trump “Resistance” movement, a move that has sparked rumors of yet another presidential run in 2020, Maher took to the airwaves to implore Clinton to go back to the woods where she ‘found’ herself just a few weeks ago.
“Hillary, stay in the woods. Okay. You had your shot. You f*cked it up. You’re Bill Buckner. We had the World Series, and you let the grounder go through your legs. Let someone else have the chance.”
“This to me — the fact that she’s come back, it just verifies every bad thing anyone’s ever thought about the Clintons, that it’s all about them. Let some of the other shorter trees get a little sunlight.”
Of course the comments reference a speech that Hillary gave to “The Society of Irish Women” at a St. Patrick’s Day speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania a few weeks back saying that she’s finally ready to “come out of the woods.” And while that comment could be interpreted in a whole bunch of different ways, we assume that it was simply a hint that she’s ready to return to public life in some capacity.
“Our country seems so divided right now. I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides. And we can’t just ignore or turn a cold shoulder toward someone because they disagree with us politically.”
“We’ve gotta keep trying to listen to each other, to reason together and try to work to help people have better lives.”
“I’m like a lot of my friends right now. I have a hard time watching the news, I’ll confess. I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this.”
Unfortunately, while Hillary is all too willing to encourage the rest of us to “listen to each other”, she’s apparently not yet ready to listen to the advice of the 60+ million people around the country, plus Bill Maher, who have decided they would prefer she not be an active participant in public life any longer.
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