Amazingly, my most recent post — concerning Republican squirrels — reminded me of two posts I’ve been meaning to write for a while. Lucky you.
First up, allow me to call to your attention to “Hillary Clinton vs. the RNC Squirrel“, the June 2014 Colbert Report segment that first called @HRCSquirrel to my attention. It was the subject of a Paper Treiger post two days after it aired, but I never got around to writing up my second point. Until now.
The segment highlighted an incident in which Hillary confronted the HRC Squirrel and gave him a copy of her book, Hard Choices. Afterward, the squirrel tweeted this —
— which prompted Colbert to complain, “Come on, squirrel! Yeah, that’s a dig at Hillary, but there’s not one nut pun in there.” To which I say, “Come on, Colbert! Why do you think the squirrel bothered to dig in the first place?”
OK, so maybe there’s a good reason this post took me almost a year to finally pull together. I miss Stephen so much.