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Posted by Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Saturday Night Live may have mocked Hillary Clinton for straining to appeal to young millennials but Clinton is undeterred. Her latest attempt to claim the youth vote is a cameo on the Comedy Central hit show Broad City.
Comedy Central teased the airing by releasing the scene where the main characters Ilana and Abbi meet Clinton in her Brooklyn headquarters. According to The Verge, Ilana ends up working for Clinton after being fired for posting a not-safe-for-work tweet on the Twitter feed of her employer.
When Ilana and Abbi Meet Hillary
Abbi comes to visit and the two marvel at being so close to the candidate. "She's worked in here!" says Abbi. "She's walked on these floors. She's breathed this air. Take it in!" says Ilana. The two breathe in heavily: "That is power." "Smells decisive." "Smells like ... confi-dawnce."
Then Hillary makes a grand entrance, as the women's jaws drop. Clinton strides in slow-motion, and her winks create sparkles in the air. The two try to compose themselves, and all Hillary says is, "just take your time." The audience is left wanting more after that.
If Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer Couldn't Do It...
The actors and show creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer recently said that they were "not making a political stance here. It was really more that this is something Ilana's character would do ... We're trying to make really good TV." But Jacobson did seem to tip her hand when she said, "regardless of where we stand — and we love Hillary — Hillary is such an iconic figure right now and she has been."
This is not Clinton's first attempt to connect with young female comedians. Back in September she performed with Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer, yet young women voted for Bernie anyway. But with the campaign gradually moving into general election mode, perhaps millennial women are ready to give Clinton another look.