Wii the People
Yesterday, the Obama campaign revealed that the presumed Democratic Party nominee had a 20-minute conversation with former President Bill Clinton that, by their account, was cordial and forward-looking. Though Clinton’s wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Obama had pledged their allegiance to one another in Unity, N.H., on Friday, the relationship between the junior Illinois senator and the former president might need more repair work. It was Bill Clinton, who, acting as his wife’s surrogate, repeatedly came off as ill-tempered and angry about Obama’s rise and the so-called audacity of Hope.
Indeed, there might be only one way for the two of them to settle their differences. The Nintendo Wii. Yes, the Wii–the electronic gaming system now used by couples, best friends and senior citizens to get out their aggressions against one another after the events of the day. That’s right, the Wii — whose controllers allow you to simulate a variety of sports while consuming large amounts of alcohol. If the Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean locked the two men in a room with the device at some point before the Denver National Convention, they could slug it out in virtual boxing while going through a case of Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. No one would get hurt physically, and the two would most probably exhaust any ill feelings they might have toward one another. There might very well be peace in our time.