Hillary Clinton tries to be funny, and fails.

“If you look out from the right, you’ll see an America saddled with tax cuts for the wealthiest and a war without end. If you look out from the left, you’ll see an America with a strong middle class and a strong reputation in the world.”

Right. The Clintons are just the ones to restore America’s reputation.

“FAA regulations prohibit the use of any cell phones, BlackBerrys, or wireless devices that may be used to transmit a negative story about me. And in the event of an unexpected drop in poll numbers, this plane will be diverted to New Hampshire.”

Why? To drop in on the recount?

“We know you have choices when you fly, and so we are grateful that you chose the plane with the most experienced candidate.”

Har de har. Except that even against Obama and Edwards, Hillary isn’t the most experienced candidate in terms of years spent in elective office. If by “experience” one counts flying into danger zones alongside Sinbad and Sheryl Crow, then sure, Hill’s the one.

But what does it mean when Hillary has become the most likable Clinton?