Hillary on the Bright Side of the Big Brother Video

Hillary Clinton says she may quibble with being depicted as Big Brother — and IBM, for that matter — but that it’s a good thing as long as it gets people interested in politics.

From an interview with NY1 about that pro-Barack Obama video that has spread like a super-virus around the internet:.

Q: What do you think of the video?

“I haven’t seen it but I’m pleased that it seems to be taking attention away from what used to be on YouTube and getting a lot of hits, namely me singing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Everybody in the world now knows I can’t carry a tune. I thank heavens for small favors and the attention has shifted and now maybe people won’t have to tune in and hear me screeching about “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Q: Should the video be removed?

“You know, that’s for somebody else to decide. I don’t have an opinion one way of another. I think anything that drives interest in these campaigns and gets people who otherwise are not at all interested in politics, I think that’s pretty good. I might quibble a little bit about the content but if we get more people, especially young people, thinking about politics, I’m happy about that.”

– Jason Horowitz