Last week, fashion writer Hadley Freeman critiqued Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe. This week, she takes on the male presidential candidates’ sartorial choices. There aren’t as many options for men, but the cut of a suit can suggest a lot.
“Look at McCain, striding around in his boxy blue suits, single button always done up to cover the paunch, ties always just that little bit too wide,” Hadley writes. “This man could not look more establishment if he went around doing secret handshakes and butt-slapping Karl Rove.” In contrast, “Obama does not feel the need for such sartorial alpha-male armor and instead shows off his slimness. This is not a man who would engage in phallus-waving drinking matches with the boys down the ranch on a Saturday night, one suspects.”
All politics aside, we love how Obama wears a more modern cut. Otherwise, he might look like a 15-year-old kid wearing his father’s suit. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »
Yesterday at an event in support of Hillary Clinton (who was not present) a man asked Chelsea Clinton whether she thought the Monica Lewinski scandal affected her mother’s credibility. This is how Chelsea answered. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about whether or not that whole debacle should be addressed by Hillary and/or Bill, but I thought it was inappropriate to ask Chelsea how her father’s philandering affected her mom’s reputation. Chelsea has got class. I predict that if her mom doesn’t make it to the White House, she’ll be the U.S.’s first woman President. Keep reading »
Does Hillary Clinton’s morning routine put her at a disadvantage? Michael Kinsley writes on Slate.com that Hillary probably spends at least 40 minutes getting ready in the morning, while her male opponents most likely spend around 20 minutes showering, shaving, and getting dressed. “Every day, seven days a week, for almost two years, the candidates campaign,” Kinsley writes. “The average day is probably 15 to 20 hours. The average amount of sleep could be four hours. And yet every day the male candidates can sleep an extra precious half-hour or moreâ€”or spend the time cramming for the dayâ€”simply because our culture doesn’t impose the same rules on them about their appearances.” But besides showering, which we assume she does alone, Hillary can have other people help her get ready for the day while she checks her email or memorizes a speech. But would Americans be okay knowing that their president has her own hair and makeup team who blow dry her hair and apply her natural-but-polished eyeliner and lipstick? Who knows, maybe the current president has his own glam-squad, and we just don’t hear about it. [Slate.com] Keep reading »
Every once and a while they publish these silly reports that show, through an extended family tree, just how famous people are related to each other. Last time the media latched on to a story like this, we found out Dick Cheney and Barack Obama were related. This time, the news is a lil’ better for ol’ Barry, as it seems he is a distant kin of Brad Pitt! Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is somehow related to Angelina Jolie. Umm, question: how can we get our hands on this funny little blood line determining gizmo? We’d like to find out the likelihood of ever receiving a “Happy Holidays From The Jolie-Pitt Clan” card. [TrueMors] Keep reading »
The news wires are all abuzz because a review of Senator Clinton’s just released-schedule during her eight years as First Lady reveals that she had appointments at the White House on the day her husband, President Bill, had oral sex with Monica Lewinsky. OMG? We’re not sure what the big deal is, other than President Clinton clearly really wasn’t worried about getting caught — by the press, his staff, or his wife. That said, the White House is a big ol’ manse, so we’re pretty sure Hillary couldn’t hear any suspicious sounds coming from the Oval Office bathroom while she was makin’ a sandwich in the White House kitchen. [ABC News] Keep reading »
Gennifer Flowers, the self-proclaimed “charismatic actress, comedienne, and singer,” is better known for her recordings of President Clinton. The pair allegedly had a 12-year affair that was exposed during his 1992 Presidential campaign. Memorably, Flowers called a press conference to play taped phone conversations in which they called each other “honey.” While Flowers claims she was offered millions of dollars for the tapes in the 90â€™s, sheâ€™s been holding out for 16 years for even more money. Either sheâ€™s the worldâ€™s worst businesswoman or she’s still gunning for Slick Willie. Flowers told The Las Vegas Review Journal that her auction has nothing to do with the primaries, saying, â€œI donâ€™t need to hurt Hillary. She is doing a fine job of that herself, along with her idiot husband. Karma is an interesting thing. If these two donâ€™t get elected, and they are a team, it will be karma coming back to visit them. It’s about time.” Keep reading »
Hillary Clinton is trying to become the first female president, fighting her way for a sacred slot every young girl has dreamed about. Yet thereâ€™s been an appalling glut of woman on woman crime in the media. The way some female journalists are responding, youâ€™d think Hillary is running for Americaâ€™s Next Top Model.
Vogueâ€™s reigning diva, Anna Wintour, has lashed out in her latest “Letter from the Editor”, filling it with fashion advice for Hillary as retaliation for her refusal to do a photo spread for the magazine. Clinton had been featured in the publication before, both as a First Lady and then again when she became a Senator, but this time Hillary declined because she is afraid of looking “too glamorous” or “elitist” to voters. We’ll set Wintour straight, after the jump… Keep reading »
Bill Clinton, distinguished former president, author, lawyer, oral sex aficionado, and humanitarian, has now become a fight promoter. While addressing a church crowd in Greenville, S.C., the potential first First Man suggested that he “kind of liked to see Barack and Hillary fight.” Whoa there tiger! As if the verbal mud slinging hasn’t been graphic enough, Bill seems to want his wife to literally mud wrestle a strapping black guy. Now that kind of smack down action would put the “raise” in fund-raising! So let’s fill up a kiddie pool and call it the next Democratic Debate. Bill Clinton still knows what the American people want! [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »
At a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire a man heckled Senator Hillary Clinton saying, “Iron my shirt! Iron my shirt!” We love it when it’s hard to tell the difference between real life sexist pigs and satirical ones! Also, we’re pretty sure Clinton has someone who irons her shirts — hopefully a man! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »