Hillary Responds to '1984' Spot

Shrug and a Chuckle Right Move to Make

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Two weeks after "ParkRidge47" unleashed a rework of Apple's "1984" ad featuring Hillary Clinton as Big Brother, Hillary has responded.

I caught a bit of the clip on local channel NY1 this morning and, for once, Hillary came off as good-natured and, more important, authentic. It didn't look like she'd spent two weeks with consultants trying to figure out how to play this. Maybe she did spend two weeks with consultants trying to figure out how to play this, but the on-camera and in-print responses seemed genuine and -- an extreme rarity for the Hillary half of the Clintons -- self-deprecating.

Said Hillary at a press conference: "I'm just happy if it is taking attention from me singing. ... My singing was bad enough. I'm just happy no one's tuning into that."

She also said: "I think anything that drives interest in these campaigns and gets people who otherwise are not at all interested in politics, I think that's pretty good."
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