February 2, 2016

Peter Clinkscales, the sticker kid... "I was just a kid wearing a Hillary sticker..."

Getting our attention in the background behind Hillary Clinton as she gave her nonvictory speech....
Clinkscales, who is studying vocal performance at Drake, claims that he tried to sneak a saxophone into the rally for former President Bill Clinton to play, but was turned away.

He returned and snagged a seat behind the stage, a section he says was reserved for VIP guests.

“No one questioned me,” Clinkscales added.

The student made it on live television over Clinton’s right shoulder; sneezing, dancing, bobbing his head and gawking at cameras while sporting a pair of the Democratic frontrunner stickers on his cheeks. He also tried eating the stickers stuck to his face.
Well, he was obviously a kid horsing around. What I found more distracting in the background was the man with Ted Cruz, as Cruz gave his victory speech. He was directly behind Cruz's right shoulder and kept mugging and pointing at people in the audience. Oh, that was Congressman Steve King, R-Ia., the man Sarah Palin accused of "huffing ethanol."

And to get back to Hillary, Bill was standing right behind her and he wasn't being a very good stage-mate. His mouth hung open and his tongue lolled about. I wondered if there was something wrong with him. I think he was mouthing her words as she spoke. It made me think of a struggling reader.

24 comments:

rehajm said...

He returned and snagged a seat behind the stage, a section he says was reserved for VIP guests.

Oh, the inequality! Well...I guess nobody denied him his right to sit there...

CStanley said...

I noticed Bill Clinton looking unwell too. My thought immediately went to dementia- he had such a vacant look.

mccullough said...

Bill looked old and frail.

Mac McConnell said...

Bill was just trying to get a pubic hair out from between his teeth. Hillary.s mouth was moving so she must have been lying.

JB71-AZ said...

Early Alzheimer's, possibly?

Regardless of political affiliation, what Hillary knowingly did with secure email should have her behind bars at this point... which would leave Sanders as the frontrunner for the DNC.

God, how the party's slid into the toilet when your primary candidates are averaging 71, one's an avowed socialist and one's got no regard for the rule of law at all.

The tell-alls when Hil's behind bars are going to be very, very interesting.

rcommal said...

Gotta live that last name for a music major!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Bill appears to be shrinking at the same rate that Hillary is expanding.

rcommal said...

Love, not live. Although I suppose both work in their own way, in this case.

Amadeus 48 said...

As Kate McMillan noted, Bill obviously spotted tits in the audience

Darrell said...

Hillary has been feeding Bill lead, in case she has to ask a judge for clemency in order to take care of Bill.

Curious George said...

Those people aren't VIPs. They are simply people of specific race and gender that need to be arranged just right.

Big Mike said...

Bill looked old and frail.

@mccullough, I was going to say that that's because Bill is old and frail, but actually I think he's old and dissipated. Keep in mind that he's not the engaging young centrist Democrat who ran for office at age 46, his relative youth contrasting vividly with his two predecessors as President of the United States. He'll be 70 years old this summer, and it's not as though he keeps himself active the way his predecessor did.

khesanh0802 said...

Odds are Bill was checking out the "possibles" in the crowd. Once a snake always a snake.

jaydub said...

That kid is a walking example of why the voting age should never have been lowered to 18.

FullMoon said...

Bill looks like the stereotypical cliched vegan working in the health food store.
Also, I imagine all the people involved could do with a good nights sleep. He;s probably ok, just needs some rest.

mccullough said...

That huffing ethanol crack was funny. Does someone write Palin's stuff because she has some memorable one liners

Renee said...

When I read kid, I thought we were talking about an 14 year old, not a college student.

Jason said...

Jack Lemmon tells his favorite joke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UadPlHytd74

Trust me on this.

damikesc said...

I wonder if Bernie regrets not making the emails an issue now...

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Surprised that kid wasn't at the Bernie rally. Still, pretty typical democrat party member, immature and ignorant. Even the many elderly hippies and old reds are ignorant and immature.

madAsHell said...

My thought immediately went to dementia- he had such a vacant look.

That's his I-don't-want-to-be-here face, and his when-do-I-get-back-to-Epstein's-island-for-underage-girls face.

madAsHell said...

When did a choir of supporters standing on the bleachers behind the politician become a fashion?

I sure hope sticker boy has people re-thinking this idea.

Kansas City said...

It was weird. They did not stage the background very well. All Bill had to do was stand there and smile, and he failed to do so. He should have been in picture because, regardless of how bad he looks or acts, it takes attention away from Hillary.

I think George Bush I was the first to use people behind him cheering. Now, many do.

Kansas City said...

Meant to say Bill should not have been in the picture, because he inevitably draws attention away from Hillary.