Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Bill Clinton!

I imagine this would feel similar to being suddenly rescued by Superman:

BURBANK, Calif. – Two American journalists jubilantly reunited with family and friends early Wednesday upon returning to the United States with former President Bill Clinton, whose diplomatic trip to North Korea secured their release nearly five months after their arrests.

The jet carrying Euna Lee and Laura Ling, reporters for Al Gore's San Francisco-based Current TV, and Clinton arrived at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport at dawn. Clinton met with communist leader Kim Jong Il on Tuesday to secure the women's release.

"The past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart-wrenching days of our lives," Ling said, her voice cracking.

Thirty hours ago, Ling said, "We feared that any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp."

Then, she said, they were taken to another location.

"When we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us President Bill Clinton," she said to applause. "We were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end, and now we stand here, home and free."

Clinton came down the stairs to applause. He hugged Gore, then chatted with family members.

Bill Clinton truly is the closest thing we have to Superman (in the real world).
Speaking of Superman, it occurs to me that Laura Ling meets the stringent criteron necessary to date him!
Here are some other people who could date Superman:

Lisa Ling
Lindsay Lohan
Lyle Lovett
Lucy Liu
Lourdes Leon
Leona Lewis
Lisa Loeb
Larry Linville


  1. Lydia Lunch and Lena Lovich? But not Nina Hagen.

  2. I thought of them but........ugh, I dunno, I think their 15 mintues should be over by now! Even on my little blog.

    I was even hesitant to bestow the honor on Lisa Loeb.