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Hillary wades into the left-wing cable TV news swamp; Plus: Monday Night Raw

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By Michelle Malkin  •  April 21, 2008 01:30 PM

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear on bottom-feeding MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann show tonight, according to TalkLeft.

She’ll also be on Larry King Live.

The Nation thinks the first interview will be “memorable” and anticipates hardball questions:

She will do three segments on CNN’s Larry King Show.

The CNN promo reads: “Larry King Monday Night! Hillary Clinton! Hours before what may be the final showdown with Barack Obama — Hillary Clinton talks to Larry King! Could their conversation change your vote? Find out only on Larry King Live!”

Clinton will also appear on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

Here’s the MSNBC promo: “On the eve of the primary election we’ve all been waiting for, tonight at 8pm ET Keith will host an interview with Senator Clinton on her lead the Democratic Pennsylvania Primary (First Read is calling it Hillary’s Race to Lose)…and what happens after all the votes are counted in the Keystone state. Obama over the weekend said “This is not going to be a blow-out race. We’re looking for a win, and we think it’s going to be close.” It’s going to be an amazing next 48 hours…we hope you tune in.”

Guess which interview will have more teeth to it?

Here’s a hint: More than a month ago, Olbermann directed a special comment toward Clinton, saying, “You are campaigning as if Barack Obama were the Democrat and you were the Republican.”

If the Countdown host’s questions simply explore that line of analysis, MSNBC will be offering American — and, more importantly, Pennsylvania — memorable viewing tonight.

Snort.

Two words: Manage expectations.

If you’re looking for “teeth,” you need to remember that this is the same sycophant who preeningly handed money to Bill Clinton during an interview about his charity and left such a huge puddle of drool on the set that it was declared a flood hazard.

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In other campaign news, the Hillary camp is denying the Drudge Report’s banner headline alleging that Clinton’s internal polls show her ahead by 11 points.

Gotta manage those expectations.

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Allahpundit raises expectations of the Olberdrooler:

Normally I’d expect nothing less than total obsequiousness from Olby, even though he’s been demagoging her for weeks, but the chance to sandbag her on the eve of the primary and thereby forever endear himself to the left should be enough to squeeze a tough interview even out of him.

Speaking of heightening anticipation, the publicists for WWE wrestling just e-mailed me about the presidential candidates’ taped appearances tonight on Monday Night Raw:

April 21, 2008

CLINTON, OBAMA MCCAIN FIGHT FOR YOUR VOTE ON “MONDAY NIGHT RAW®” TONIGHT

STAMFORD, Conn., April 21, 2008 — The night before an important Pennsylvania primary, Presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will each make a very special appearance on athree-hour edition ofWWE®’s “Monday Night RAW” tonight on the USA Network starting at 8 p.m. ET.

The three Presidential candidates intend to tap into the power of the more than five million viewers who each week tune in towatch RAW, making it the number one weekly year round show on cable. In particular, Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama will be appealing for votes from WWE fans in Pennsylvania, where they are locked in a tight primary battle. An invitation from the WWE to have Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama appear on RAW to settle the Democratic nomination process in the wrestling ring was the catalyst fortonight’s appearances by the three top Presidential contenders, who each will address the WWE audience in specially taped messages.

Who deserves to win the biggest Championship match in the country? Tune in Monday to hear what the candidates have to say.

WWE encourages its fans in Pennsylvania to Smackdown Your Vote! foryour favorite candidate on Tuesday.

Check out smackdownyourvote.com to register to vote and to learn more about WWE’s Smackdown Your Vote! campaign.

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