MIDWEEK MASALA: Bill hain ki maanta nahin

Always very environmentally conscious, SWAROOP DEV recycles an old one for a new context:

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Hillary Clinton goes to her doctor for a check-up, only to find out that she’s five weeks pregnant. She is furious. Here she is, in the middle of a Presidential run, facing the battle of her life against Barack Obama, and something that could slow her down has come up.

She calls home, gets Bill on the phone, and immediately starts hollering: “How could you have let this happen? How could you? With all that is going on, you go and get me pregnant. I can’t believe this! What have you got to say?”

There is nothing but dead silence on the phone. She screams again, “Did you hear me?”

Finally, a very quiet, barely audible whisper, comes through: “Who’s this…?”