This isn't This Week's Discussion Question, just a simple plea to NBC's Tim Russert, based on the brief snippet of "Meet the Press" that was viewed today at TWDQ HQ:
Tim, would you please, for the love of all that's holy, STOP asking the Clintons if Hillary is running for president? You've been asking this every damn time you've had one or the other on the show ever since Bill left the White House. (Fortunately, the psychological subtext of how you continue to press when a woman tells you "no" is outside the scope of this plea.)
What answer are you expecting anyway, Tim?
"Why yes, Tim, I believe I will! You know, I was going to wait and do a press conference a few months before the Iowa Caucuses, but what the hell, here's your scoop."
"For God's sake, 2008 is still two freaking years away, Tim. Try me again in late '07, huh?"
"Did you see me smackdown that little wuss Chris Wallace over on Fox? Next question."
"Tim, it's the same answer I gave you the last time you asked. And the time before that. And the one before that. And the nine hundred and seventy-two times before that."
Give it a rest, okay Tim? Thank you.
Please accept our apologies for this interruption. We now return to our current discussion.