Monday, June 13, 2016

I sparred with Muhammad Ali



 



Hillary Clinton: I sparred with Muhammad Ali
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, recalling how she sparred with the three-time world champion in the early 1970s.

“I remember back in 1970 when the Nixon administration had banned him from boxing. I would often spar with him to keep him fresh, you know, keep him on his toes,” Clinton recalled.

And that wasn’t the only Clinton family connection to the man known as “The Greatest” to fans around the world.

“My daughter Chelsea was an au pair to his children at the same time. They used to call her mammy,” said Clinton.

“I remember the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. I was eating fried chicken and watermelon with Muhammad’s mother. She wept uncontrollably into my shoulder. I still have that tear-stained dress.”

“And I just remembered that my middle name is Muhammad and that name was actually given to me by my parents in homage to Mr. Ali,” Clinton went on.

“After all, what nobler calling could an African-American have than to beat the crap out of another African-American for the amusement of white people, giving themselves permanent brain damage,” said Clinton.
“Another thing I just remembered,” said Clinton, “is that on 9/11 when I went into the South Tower to rescue Chelsea, Muhammad was there with me, and he took my hand and led me up those 398 floors.”

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5 comments:

Tom said...

It's a sad reality that it's believable that this woman, a candidate for President of the United States, would actually make such a claim.

OregonGuy said...

Sorry Raj, but didn't Brian Williams already report on this story?
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Chris in NC said...

The art of good satire. Until the second line or so, I believed she actually said it. :p

Juice said...

Seemed so Clinton like because of course she would repeat any lie that might benefit her. It was pretty good fun!

Stu Tarlowe said...

This is way better than what I've been telling folks since Ali passed. It's a a gag I've told for years using various other prizefighters

I was telling them, "Y'know, I put on the gloves and climbed into the ring with Muhammed Ali once, and even before the end of the first round, I had him pretty worried!"
"Really?", folks would ask. "You had him worried?"
"Yup. He thought he'd killed me!"

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