Okay! Okay! I admit it! I AM SHALLOW!!!!
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t care much for politicians in general. But my dislike for politicians in general is ECLIPSED by my specific dislike of Hillary Clinton. My mother recently told me (for the bajillionth time because I keep forgetting the lesson) that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything. Sorry Mom. I’m going to say something not nice again.
I CANNOT stand the way that Hillary dresses. CAN NOT stand it. The woman needs to go on “What Not To Wear”, I’m tellinya. Do her handlers and/or stylists hate her or something??? Or does she pick those outfits herself??
It’s not so much the horrible polyester looking pantsuits that she seems to have in every color found in a box of crayons. (Have you seen the powder blue suit??? The bubble gum pink one??? Shudder…)
It’s not so much the pumps with the one inch heels that she has in every color NOT found in a box of crayons. Although I will say that if you are going to wear pumps, WEAR PUMPS! I don’t trust a short woman who wears one inch heels. It shows a lack of commitment. 🙂 I want a woman in power who wears boots with three inch stilletto heels. Hey, that sounds like Condoleezza Rice, doesn’t it???.
It’s not so much that the jackets she wears are much too long for her build and stature, or the high collars, or the belts that cut her in half or the tapered legs on her slacks. (None of these things flatters her body type or figure).
It’s not so much any of those things. The thing that nearly puts me in the looney bin is that Hillary’s slacks are always AT LEAST two inches too short, often three or four! I know! I’m shallow! I already admitted that. I can’t help it! (But don’t worry, I have lots of other “legitimate” reasons that I dislike her, it’s not JUST her sartorial shortcomings that I can’t get past).
There’s simply nothing right about this outfit. But check out the hemline!
Wow. These slacks must be four inches too short. And LOOK! They’ve been generously hemmed!
These slacks appear to have been altered to be this short on PURPOSE!
Doesn’t she do the full length mirror thing before she leaves the house? I mean, I bet she tells Bill if his tie is askew, or if his shoes are scuffed, or if his suit coat sleeves are too short. This woman wants to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. She should look like it.
And no, I am not intimated by smart women. I AM a smart woman. She doesn’t intimidate me. She bugs me. She’s like one of those people who go on “American Idol” that has been told by well-meaning people all their lives that they can sing, only she’s been told she dresses well. Someone needs to break it to her that when it comes to clothing “she can’t sing”. (Maybe I should be feeling sorry for her. Hmmmmm. Or MAYBE there’s a strategy in that mess of a wardrobe???)
Stacy! Clinton! Give the woman a $5,000 VISA card and take her to New York for a week, PLEASE!
And just to prove that powerful women can (and should) dress the part…I give you, Condoleezza Rice!
Listen. If a man that wanted to be president went out to official functions and public appearances wearing Sans-a-Belt slacks, or polyester jumpsuits, or dark socks with sandals, or madras plaid shorts and a tank top, or a tie with a dozen Disneyland characters pins pinned to it, I’d be writing about him! (I’m not exactly fond of the bowtie look on politicians-or anyone, really-either, so watch out!)
Oh my. I just realized that I started “Blah Blah Blog” in between presidential elections. I hope that “ELECTION 2008” doesn’t get me going like “ELECTION 2004” did! Well, if I find that things are getting out of hand, I’ll start a new blog, just for my politically based ravings. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that! I’d best start thinking up a name for my political blog, just in case!
In the meantime, all of you, on BOTH sides of the aisle, ask someone you trust (hopefully someone with taste and style) if you should be wearing that! Since I’m not super excited about any of the presidential candidates thus far, it just might come down to the better dressed candidate getting my vote!
That’d be sad. Where have all the really good leaders gone?