Okay, okay, okay. So Hillary Clinton staged a comeback by opening up a can of whoop-ass at last night's Democratic presidential debate. She is "a champ," she "scored a win," and she "hit the jackpot" (the debate was in Vegas, see?). But after the last debate, a lot of the next-morning press coverage missed out on important events from the end of the debate because of reporting deadlines. So we went through the last few minutes of the New York Times genius transcript feature to see if our colleagues in print missed anything. Which, to our minds, they did. Right at the close came a question from Maria, a UNLV student:
Maria: [To Clinton] Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?
Clinton: Now I know I'm sometimes accused of not being able to make a choice. I want both.
Moderator: Now do I get to ask any of the other candidates or, I suppose, just Senator Clinton?
Maria: It's the only shiny thing up there.
There ended the debate. If that isn't a metaphor, we don't know what the hell is.