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From the Mouth of Babes

We all know the commercial by now: "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safely asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?"

Hillary Clinton's hardball ad implies that a sane person would want someone with experience and personal relationships with world leaders to answer a ringing, red phone in the White House, because we all know that the phone only rings at three a.m. if it's bad news...or your ne'er-do-well college friends who forgot you have a "real job" and can't meet them at Tai's Till 4 for a nightcap.

As it turns out, the sleeping girl in the video doesn't want Hillary to answer the phone, she likes Obama.

Seventeen year old Casey Knowles saw the ad parodied on The Daily Show and her family recognized her as the sleeping child.

"They were parodying this ad, kind of poking fun at it," Knowles told the AP. "My brother was like, 'Is that Casey?' And we just erupted. Sure enough, it's me." And she's not too happy about the message of the ad.

"What I don't like about the ad is its fear-mongering," Knowles told ABC's "Good Morning America Weekend Edition" on Sunday. "I think it's a cheap hit to take. I really prefer Obama's message of looking forward to a bright future."

You tell 'em, baby!



That's hilarious that she didn't see the ad until it was parodied on Jon Stewart. Advertisers and campaigners better pay attention -- the next generation will render their current formats irrelevant.

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