"It's just a flesh wound"

Some of Barack Obama's supporters use an old Monty Python favorite to make a statement about Hillary Clinton.

By Alex Koppelman
May 22, 2008 7:58PM (UTC)
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Let's face it: Political junkies are sometimes nerds. So it's not especially surprising that, as the presidential race drags on, we'd start seeing more and more Monty Python analogies. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank, for example, recently referenced the famous "dead parrot" sketch when writing about Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Now, some supporters of Barack Obama's have taken a page from the Python movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and recast the film's legendary Black Knight as Hillary Clinton. (They apparently took the concept from John Aravosis of AmericaBlog, who's no fan of Clinton's.) The video is below -- I post it, by the way, not because I agree or disagree with its message, but just because I think it's pretty clever and, for the most part, well produced. Plus, at this point, we can all use a laugh.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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