So, back when she was First Lady, and considering a run for Senate, Hillary Clinton moved to New York. She told people that she enjoyed watching baseball and that even though she grew up a Cubs fan in Chicago, her American League team was the Yankees. I grew up in New York and as a Mets fan, this is probably my least favorite thing about her. Like, I know a lot of Yankee fans, and like and respect a lot of them: I consider it a character flaw in all of them. Even though there were no Mets when she was growing up, and anyway, she had a team on the Senior Circuit, I’m still disappointed.
But, the point here is that people thought they could audit her fandom. Sure, she used to wear a Yankee hat before she even became First Lady, and she talked about he Yankee fandom before anyone thought about her running for Senate. Anyway, so she’s a Yankee fan who and literally anyone who cares the least bit knows that.
So, you’ve probably heard about that David Brooks column that he has no idea what Clinton does in her spare time, therefore she’s not popular.
I would begin my explanation with this question: Can you tell me what Hillary Clinton does for fun? We know what Obama does for fun — golf, basketball, etc. We know, unfortunately, what Trump does for fun.*
So, yeah, Wonkette does a great job making fun of Brooks (at the link above). But I thought I’d add that if reporters weren’t trying to prove how unauthentic she is, they might be able to answer his bullshit question.
* Do we know what Trump does for fun? Does he mean golf? I feel like that’s part of his business, so doesn’t really count. Does that mean run for president? He seems more angry than having fun. Treat women poorly? I feel like he does that on and off the clock. I seriously have a much better idea what Hillary Clinton does for fun than Trump.