Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may trade places with Vice-President Joe Biden on the 2012 election ticket, veteran journalist Bob Woodward said yesterday. “President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries,” Woodward told CNN yesterday, adding that the switcheroo is “on the table.” Did Woodward pull this speculation out of his ass? Who knows. But if Hillary Clinton did run as Obama’s #2 and he was re-elected, she would become the first-ever female VP in history.
You know what? As cool as it would be to have a woman as VP, I don’t want Hillary Clinton to run. Keep reading »
An imagined conversation between Hillary Clinton and the government official standing next to her in this photo:
Guy: Really, Hillary? A butterfly clip?
Hillary: What? It’s silver — it’s my formal butterfly clip. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town!
Guy: Girl, seriously, that is a bad look.
Hillary: You try being Secretary of State and scheduling a haircut. The clip stays.
Guy: What. Ever. Keep reading »
Generally, I’m not that enthused about weddings. But if I got an invite to Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, I’d be there in a second. After a year of speculation, new details have finally emerged about the mega-party of the summer. It looks like it’ll be happening on July 31st. While people thought it’d be taking place on Martha’s Vineyard, it now appears that Chelsea will be tying the knot in upstate New York at the estate formerly owned by John Jacob Astor IV, an amazing spot that has 50 acres of land, a facade modeled after Versailles, indoor tennis courts and a marble pool. Chelsea is going to rock an Oscar de la Renta gown, but, beyond that, we don’t know a whole lot about what’ll be going down. [Huffington Post, NY Daily News]
Since the Clintons are being super-secretive, we have no choice but to speculate. After the jump, check out a few things we hope happens on Chelsea’s big day. Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
Today’s challenge: Would you rather be restricted to Lady Gaga or Hillary Clinton‘s wardrobe for the rest of your life. In a nutshell, the pants-less vs. the pantsuit. To consider: Lady Gaga probably has nothing in her closet even remotely normal, whereas Hillary’s uniform of lady pantsuits is all about the mundane (except for that bright orange one, which is horrifying). So, essentially, you’re choosing between a life of looking completely conservative or completely offensive. Which one’s it gonna be? Debate it out in the comments below. Keep reading »
“I do think Hillary Clinton‘s candidacy changed the atmosphere. I never for a moment thought a woman could win. It’s too soon. But I do think that her candidacy made it possible for many more people to imagine a woman president. How she got up every morning and took that much punishment, I don’t know. She was so strong.”
— Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem thinks America was not ready for the first woman president. Do you agree? [Sacramento Bee] Keep reading »
No one can deny Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been a longtime, committed supporter of the rights of women and girls globally—especially the right for women to plan their pregnancies. Clinton spoke this afternoon at the International Conference on Population and Development on the 15th anniversary of its historic Cairo summit, when 179 governments adopted a program to level out population and development by addressing gender equity and reproductive rights.
I listened to Secretary of State Clinton’s speech live on C-SPAN (watch the video here) and teared up. Here’s a (rough) transcript for some of the points she made. Keep reading »
It looks like Hillary Clinton may have won out over Barack Obama after all. Well, at least in the most recent approval polls—and we all know that life is really just one big popularity contest. A poll of news watchers showed that our Secretary of State has a 75% approval rating with only 21% disapproval. The Prez is lagging behind, with 51% approval and 41% disapproval. This is good news for Hillary if she decides to run again. But this gap is due, in part, to the fact that a whole lot of Republicans like Hillary better. In fact, the GOP is behind Hillary 57% while only 19% of them like Barack. Ahhh, it’s hard to be the boss. [Newser] Keep reading »