This "news" story is truly pathetic...
Penn Rhodeen, a New Haven public interest lawyer who worked with Clinton as a student, recalled her showing up on his doorstep wearing purple bellbottoms.
"It was so 1972," he recalled, praising Clinton for her longtime interest in helping children.
"Here is the abiding truth we know — you have always been a champion for children. Welcome home, dear friend. We are so proud of you," he said.
Clinton responded emotionally to Rhodeen's praise, at one point wiping her eyes with her hand. But unlike her teary-eyed moment in Portsmouth, N.H., her voice never broke and she tried make light of her emotion.
"I said I would not tear up. Already we're not on that path," Clinton replied to laughs.
Some credited her New Hampshire display of emotion — during a discussion of how she is affected by campaigning for president — with aiding her comeback in that state from an earlier defeat by rival Barack Obama in Iowa.
Generally a stalwart campaigner, Clinton was showing signs of strain Monday — at one point starting to cough uncontrollably in the middle of an economic round-table with a dozen women voters.
Is this the kind of "news" we want from the campaign trail? I mean, what's next? Tomorrow, will we be reading about McCain having a particularly strenuous bowel movement where reporters could hear the grunts resounding down the hallway?
Or maybe we'll hear all about Ron Paul shouting because he stubbed the thumb that has a paper cut he got when he was making his aluminum foil hat to ward off aliens? Probably not that last one because the media is not taking Paul very seriously - - and they never did, even back when they probably should have.