Toting a beer with a few slices of orange tossed in, Hillary Clinton came to the back of her plane to talk to the press tonight — expressing just a touch of satisfaction at having tricked so many of us with her April Fool’s prank. “What I wish was that Barb [her campaign photographer] had been standing behind me with a camera to get everybody’s faces,” she said. “Chris Matthews looked totally like, you mean, i might actually be in the presence of real news?”
As for what happens if Barack Obama accepts her bowling challenge, Clinton said “He’s already, I think, challenged me to basketball instead. I know, I think vaguely i heard that from somebody. And i said i’d have to train awhile but i’d take it on.” While the press corps expressed some excitement at covering that event, Clinton said “it would be closed press.”
As it turns out, she might have a better chance of besting Obama in a basketball contest than in bowling. While she revealed that she’d been a crack free-throw shooter in her high school basketball days — shooting them underhand a la Rick Barry — she said she hasn’t bowled in many years, though she used to roll at Camp David and said she even has her own ball and bowling shoes.
Told it takes guts to challenge someone to something that she can’t do, Clinton said “Yes, don’t you think so?”
She also speculated on the possibility that a bowling renaissance could change the world. Check out the rest of her brief April Fool’s Day visit with reporters below.
NOTE: THE VIDEO BELOW IS NOT THE VIDEO OF HILLARY'S APRIL FOOL'S JOKE, IT IS HILLARY ON THE PLANE, TALKING TO REPORTERS.