Matt Drudge doesn’t tweet often (and even then his tweets don’t necessarily hang around long), but he seems particularly happy to feature at the top of The Drudge Report today a New York Times piece suggesting that Lena Dunham of HBO’s “Girls” doesn’t seem to be working out as a mini-Hillary surrogate on the campaign trail.
Dunham, who in mid-December tweeted how excited she was to be asked to stump for Clinton on the road in January and beyond, did bring her “millennial cred” to New Hampshire and Iowa, but we’re not sure how effective her campaigning was. While Clinton is an old-school feminist not above planting a question about equal pay with a young girl at a town hall, word is that Dunham teared up speaking of the “horrific gendered attacks” that Clinton has survived.
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) January 20, 2016
The New York Times notes that these are different times, and women attending a Clinton speech on a college campus where neck touching is considered sexual battery are having trouble reconciling Clinton’s shielding of her husband from “bimbo eruptions” and standing by her man after a very public affair with a young intern. Clinton’s trying to get with the times …
"To every survivor of sexual assault…You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you." —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2015
But how about that photo of a tireless Dunham. Fired up!
@DRUDGE The perfect distillation of HRC dem supporters
— Wally jimenez (@jimenez_wally) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE the epitome of femininity
— Mark (@MarkPaladino) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE there's a ringing endorsement. A statutory rapist for a rapist enabler.
— Tom Tom (@supercleanone) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE no Dunham please, please, please
— Rick Costello (@RickcNov) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE. No thank you!
— B. W. Walker (@BWWalker1) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE Good thing I hadn't eaten breakfast before looking at that pic. Would have hurled my raisin bran.
— J. B. Maguire (@J_B_Maguire) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE I hear creepy music box music when I look at this photo.
— LC (@chabfour) January 20, 2016
@DRUDGE I just puked in my mouth a lil bit.
— ⓢⓣⓔⓥⓔ (@QueenCitySteve) January 20, 2016
— Betty Aberlin (@bettyaberlin) January 20, 2016