Hot on the heels of the New England Patriots' scandal involving the possible videotaping of their opponent's practices and signals, a similar videotaping incident has now come to light in the political arena.
Widely regarded for her administrative acumen, Senator Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate for President, did not want it known that she had great diffciulty programing the TIVO video recording device, which was preventing her from monitoring the appearances of her opponent, Barrack Obama on numerous network interview shows. Instead, she hired the Patriots' director of videography to sneak into the studio audience with a camera, and tape Obama's interview on the NBC Sunday talk show, Meet the Press.
Unfortunately, he was immediately discovered, and removed from the studio by television security.
"Who know that the show doesn't even have a live audience?" remarked the cameraman at a hastily called press conference.
"I stood out like a sore thumb! But we did find out some useful information as a result -- Mr. Obama has a tendency to wiggle his left ear when asked questions about his health care plan. Had we only relied on the network film, the Obama ear-wiggle would have gone entirely unobserved!"
It was not known how the Clinton campaign would use its improperly obtained wiggle data, but it is well known that Senator Obama is sensitive about the size of his ears. Said a Clinton spokesperson: "We may simply include it in a commercial, and let the ears speak for themselves!"
Patriots' head coach, Bill Belichick was reached for comment in Phoenix after his team had just won its 19th straight game to finish the NFL's longest undefeated season. Unsurprisingly, the coach said "I can't talk now; We're busy scouting camera and microphone locations for our September, 2008 season opener!"