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Hillary Clinton says aliens may have paid us a visit

Technically Incorrect: In a playful end to an otherwise serious editorial board meeting, the presidential hopeful talks UFOs, promising to investigate Area 51 if elected.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

If you thought the presidential campaign was already slightly extraterrestrial, it just became even more so.


Hillary Clinton, alien hunter.

Niu Xiaolei/Xinhua Press/Corbis

I come to this conclusion after learning that leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton intends to sort out the issue of whether aliens exist once and for all.

Clinton was interviewed late last month by the editorial board of the influential (in New Hampshire) Conway Daily Sun. After answering questions on foreign policy and the economy, she was reminded of a conversation she had with the reporter in 2007 about UFOs.

The reporter also brought up how her husband -- former president Bill Clinton -- mused in April to Jimmy Kimmel that he "wouldn't be surprised" if aliens had wandered down here and checked us out.

Hillary Clinton rather agreed. Having fun with the reporter, she said. "I think we may have been (visited already). We don't know for sure," she said.

But what will she do about it? It's all very well that politicians whet our appetites, but we need to know. We've watched far too many TV shows that assume aliens exist, and frankly it's killing us.

Thankfully, Clinton says that if she's elected she would "get to the bottom of it."

In this, she's being encouraged by John Podesta, her campaign chairman and a vast enthusiast of alien theories.

"He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another," she told the Sun. "Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51." (Area 51 is a US Air Force facility in southern Nevada where evidence of alien life is allegedly hidden.)

Given our strange and twisted political times, I can see that the promise of a task force to finally unearth evidence of alien visits will persuade more than a few voters.

It appeals both to our sense of adventure and our realization that politics as usual is painfully ineffective these days. This could out-Trump even the most radical Donald Trump proposal.

I can see a live stream as everything is examined. It will be called "The Aliens Awaken." I can see Geraldo Rivera, Maury Povich and Anderson Cooper co-hosting the spectacle.

The search for Bigfoot will seem like a piffling cartoon when compared to this. We'll be riveted for days, months even.

And when proof of alien life is finally placed in front of a camera, we will never be the same again. Neither will politics or television.