Chris Rock on Hillary: “I think America is ready for a woman president, but does it have to be that woman?”

By Joe Campbell
January 2nd, 2008

Chris Rock on Barack Obama

[digg-reddit-me]Chris Rock’s new “No Apologies” tour which began New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden includes some 2008 election commentary, including this swipe at Hillary:

One of his best bits involved a sideways reference to his personal life. While discussing Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, he mocked the notion that she had presidential experience, explaining that marriage doesn’t confer professional expertise. By way of example, he mentioned his own marriage.

“I’ve been with my wife for 10 years now,” he said. “If she got onstage right now, y’all wouldn’t laugh at all.”

Another great Chris Rock line regarding Hillary:

“I think America is ready for a woman president, but does it have to be that woman?”

He also includes a bit about Barack Obama:

Barack don’t seem like he realize he’s the black candidate sometimes. He’s running like he can win this shit fair and square. That motherfucker’s calm. He’s always talking in measured tones.You got to step this shit up when you the black candidate. When you the only brother playing basketball with a bunch of white guys, they expect you to dunk.

Video of the latter comments after the jump. (A warning on poor quality footage is given though – seems like it was taken with a cameraphone.)

And of course, the obligatory kicking of the dead horse, the current occupant of the White House:

[Bush has] made it hard for a white man to run for president. People are saying, ‘After Bush, I’m not sure we can take another chance on a white guy. He just doesn’t give a fuck about you. In the history of not giving a fuck no one has ever given less of a fuck.

Again, I apologize for the low quality of the video – but it’s the best I could find.

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