Opponents of Hillary Clinton stand outside Lisner Auditorium at GWU before Clinton speaks about her new book in Washington, June 13, 2014.
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Clinton gets punny with Republican squirrel

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Hillary Clinton made nice on Tuesday with the Republican squirrel that’s been dogging her book tour, giving the Republican National Committee intern dressed in a massive, orange rodent outfit a signed copy of “Hard Choices.” 

The RNC has sent the squirrel—dubbed the “HRC squirrel,” it even has its own Twitter account—to all of Clinton’s events. The mascot wears a tee shirt that reads, “Another Clinton in the White House is Nuts!” 

“Hello Mr. Squirrel, how are you?” Clinton told the squirrel outside a CNN event, according to Talking Points Memo. “I know you’ve been following me around and while you’re in between your gigs. I wanted you to get a copy of my book.”

The former secretary of state even signed a book for the RNC’s most punny campaigner—the squirrel has been lobbing groan-inducing puns like that Clinton is “trying to hide her record on #Benghazi the way I hide acorns”—with a little world play of her own. 

“I hope that you will make the hard choice and read my book,” she wrote in the book.

The squirrel, unphazed, tweeted out “I love fiction!” 

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Clinton gets punny with Republican squirrel

Updated