Sam Gamgee campaigns for Hillary

Yesterday was the second stage of the Washington caucus process (which is the most convoluted of all the Democratic caucus processes), and Politico‘s Ben Smith reports that Hillary Clinton sent Sean Astin — a.k.a. Rudy, a.k.a. Sam Gamgee — out to be her “surrogate” in one of the state’s legislative districts. Heh.

Astin’s presence made a fair amount of sense when the Clintons were visiting South Bend, where everybody loves Rudy. But Washington-state blogger Eli Sanders is skeptical of Astin’s relevance to this particular event in his state: “the type of people who show up for legislative district caucuses on a Saturday don’t really need a celebrity (or semi-celebrity) to motivate them to take political action.”

Personally, I think Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, or perhaps best of all, Gollum, would be a better spokesman for the Clinton campaign. :) “The presidency, it’s ours, it is! Our precious! They stole it from us, the nasssty Obamasses, and we wants it back!”

8 Responses to “Sam Gamgee campaigns for Hillary”

  1. kcatnd says:


    I think this could catch on as a term for Obama supporters.

  2. Leanna Loomer says:

    “Wind is changing.” – Ghan Buri Ghan

  3. Joe Mama says:

    Andrew Sullivan made a somewhat lame reference to LOTR on Chris Matthews’ show this morning in response to whether Hillary would get out of the race before the convention — he said “Gollum won’t give up the ring.”

  4. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    Hillary caught lying again. Only this time she impugns the reputation of a hospital in the process…

    “Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.

    The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.

    “We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System.

  5. aeromusek says:

    Ahhh, finally the head ‘strategist’ being given the kick. Too bad Clinton is only reactive instead of proactive.

  6. Joe Loy says:

    “… Grima Wormtongue, or perhaps best of all, Gollum, would be a better spokesman…”

    Well it can’t be Grima now anyway, because as both aeromusek and you have noted, he’s Resigned. ;>

  7. Alasdair says:

    Perhaps it’s finally time to refer to Senator Clinton as Saruwoman … actually, though, she’s more of a Sauron-wanna-be

    Andrew Sullivan was sort-of-close, though … it’s not so much that Saruwoman won’t give up the Ring, it’s more that she doesn’t realise that the Ring has already passed to Obilbo, and is already on its way to Frojohn …

    (Elder Loy – yes, I know, that last one is way a stretch – but getting a name to convey John McCain *and* Frodo is a challenge, even for me (and I suspect even for thee) ! Now, if Tolkien had written it differently, then I could have talked about the Ring finally ending up with the true Heir, Arajohn) …