Welcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Phoebe Robinson, proprietor of Blaria.com (that's Black Daria, for those not in the know). She's performed stand-up at several major festivals, including the New York Underground Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and she's written for the New York Times, Time Out New York and The Smoking Jacket. She's also appeared on TV Guide's "100 Shows to See Before You Die" and "25 Biggest Reality Star Blunders." She frowns upon you following her in real life, but totally feel free to track her every move on Twitter: @PRobinsonComedy.
What's your earliest political memory?
The whole Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky beej situation. However, I was about ten or eleven at the time, so my parents shielded me from all the salacious details, so what I took away from it was like, "Whoa! There's a trial about what the definition of 'is' is because the president doesn't know what that word means?" For a while, I thought that was the big controversy. And when I'd join adult conversation about it, I'd chime in and go, "I can't believe him!" I'm sure these folks were weirded out that this little girl was so passionate about oral sex and husbands cheating on wives. And it's like, no, dude, I was super pissed about his basic misunderstanding of the word "is." I didn't realize it was a stalling tactic.
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