Just over a year ago, Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s inevitable President. Now, with Barack Obama scoring the upset, she’s in the very sad position of trying to pay off a multi-million dollar campaign debt while playing third-fiddle to her hated rival.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: American Idol Finale Offer

Hillary Clinton has sent her lackey James Carville to offer the following via email to anyone who donates to Hillary Clinton’s “Get Me Out of Debt, Please” campaign:

With a contribution today, one of these exclusive prizes could be yours:

* Spend a day with President Clinton. Head to New York City to attend several interesting events with President Clinton followed by your own special New York City weekend.

* Attend the American Idol season finale. You and a guest will watch live as the American Idol judges make their final comments and decisions on this year’s most anticipated season finale!

* Want to talk politics with me? How about spending a weekend in DC? You will have lunch with me and my great friend Paul Begala. We will talk about politics, you will get to tour all the amazing sites DC has to offer and who knows what else could happen!

I’m not sure which of these options actually sounds like fun. And I’m a little creeped out by the “who knows what else could happen” promise.

Personally, I’m not a fan of American Idol. But given the option among (a) sitting among a bunch of screaming teens and second-rate singers, (b) listening to a mindless windbag like James Carville for an hour, or (c) watching Bill Clinton trying to score in New York, I’d probably take option (a).

Needless to say, I will not be donating to Hillary Clinton’s cause, so I will not be part of this pathetic lottery. I must say though, I can’t help but feel a twinge of sympathy.

When was the last time a Secretary of State begged for money by mass email?