If Hillary Clinton imagined that she would receive the Obama treatment in her quest for the presidency, events of this past week should have disabused her of the illusion.
Doing a book tour that seemed to be more like a campaign warm-up, Clinton discovered that she would not be receiving softball questions and would not be fawned over like a rock star.
The media drooled over Barack Obama. They found ecstasy contemplating the crease of his pants. No matter what he said, they proclaimed it to be divinely inspired brilliance.
When Clinton said something dumb, the media went after her. Now she knows how it feels to be a Republican or a pinata.
All of a sudden, the inevitability of Hillary seemed like yesterday's marketing slogan.
Who better than Mad Magazine to capture the media attitude toward HRC: