In levity, plenty of political points

Light-hearted appearances help candidates cultivate a persona

Hillary Clinton was on 'Saturday Night Live' this month with Amy Poehler, who impersonates her on the show. Hillary Clinton was on "Saturday Night Live" this month with Amy Poehler, who impersonates her on the show. (Associated Press via NBC)
By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / March 10, 2008

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As far as Adrian Gostick is concerned, Hillary Clinton's breakthrough moment came the night before the critical Texas and Ohio primaries, during an appearance via satellite on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." Looking weary-eyed but smiling, trailing in some polls, Clinton conceded that appearing on a comedy show was, at this stage in the race, "pretty pathetic." (Full article: 874 words)

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