The newly fun and spontaneous Hillary Clinton hosted a Facebook Q&A Monday, during which she answered pressing questions such as, “Are you a pumpkin spice latte kind of gal?” Clinton answered that she used to be until she found out how many calories are in them, which she followed with her official online signature, “-H.”
It’s National Coffee Day but don’t offer Hillary Clinton a Pumpkin Spice Latte on the campaign trail! http://t.co/EdST1YkwPM
— Luca Forzin (@Luca_Forzin) September 29, 2015
Mediaite notes that the exchange between the questioner and Clinton — who confirmed on “Face the Nation” that she is a real person — was reported on by The Washington Post, The Hill, Fox News, The New York Daily News, TIME, and Reuters. What they didn’t note is that Clarie Celsi, who posed the question, worked on the Clinton campaign in 2008 as a precinct captain.
— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) September 29, 2015
OK, that’s not much of a scandal, especially as far as Clinton is concerned. But it’s not very spontaneous either.
Hillary's pumpkin spice latte question on Facebook was planted by…a former staffer? Well, it fooled the press http://t.co/q2xaKd0RAL
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) September 29, 2015
@HowardKurtz There is nothing spontaneous about this woman.
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) September 29, 2015
— Sharon Knapik (@FreeStateYank) September 29, 2015
@HowardKurtz Nothing like planning to be spontaneous–and then executing it right on cue.. ::eye-roll::
— Christie (@Alexa_Belle_) September 29, 2015
Hello I am a 'real person' and people who work for me are 'real people' please ignore cords coming out of our spines http://t.co/eUjXok96y8
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 29, 2015
We’d heard the interns who work for her work for free coffee. In any case, spontaneous or planted, it was a gutsy call.
— Mike Repplier (@MikeRepplier) September 29, 2015
— Rebecca Shearer (@beckled) September 28, 2015