Just moments after former presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president, Sen. Hillary Clinton vowed to “continue the fight” for Edwards’ endorsement.

“My friends, I will fight for the endorsement of John Edwards, even if it takes all summer,” she told supporters in Louisville, Ky. “I have not begun to fight for this endorsement!”

The New York Democrat appeared to brush off Edwards’ endorsement of Obama, saying, “I don’t know what that has to do with anything.”

While Clinton acknowledged that Edwards had made a joint appearance with Obama in which he endorsed the Illinois senator, she said, “If you think that’s going to make me give up trying to get John Edwards’ endorsement, you’ve got another think coming.”

She said that she was also “unconcerned” that Edwards had recently gotten a new phone number and not shared it with her.

“Anyone who believes that I’m going to be deterred by an obstacle like that doesn’t know what I’m made of,” she said. “Mark my words, I am going to get that endorsement.”

Clinton detailed her increasingly improbable path to the nomination, saying that it involved seating the delegations from Michigan and Florida, as well as counting the votes of “my imaginary friends.”

“My imaginary friends may be imaginary to Sen. Obama, but they are very real to me,” she said.

Clinton’s aides would not comment on her speech, saying they were too busy looking for new jobs.

Award-winning humorist, television personality and film actor Andy Borowitz is author of the book “The Republican Playbook.”

© 2008 Creators Syndicate

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