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Wearing the Pants {Mrs. Clinton}
Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2007 | Robin Givhan

Posted on 12/13/2007 6:21:53 AM PST by 3AngelaD

...How many pantsuits does Hillary Clinton have in her closet? And does she ever wear them in the same combination more than once? The pantsuit is Clinton's uniform. Hers is a mix-and-match world, a grown-up land of Garanimals: black pants with gray jacket, tan jacket with black pants...There are a host of reasons to explain Clinton's attachment to pantsuits. They are comfortable. They can be flattering, although not when the jacket hem aligns with the widest part of the hips (hypothetically speaking, of course). Does she even have hips?...

Women have come a long way from the time when wearing a pair of pants was considered "borrowing from the boys." So it would be highly regressive to suggest that the candidate is using trousers to heighten the perception that she can be as tough as a man. And yet . . .

This is a campaign in which gender stereotypes are being challenged even as the old assumptions are proving stubborn and resilient....

With the male candidates, the nuances of their attire matters: the fit of the suit collar, the color of the tie. But with Clinton, one must first get past distractions such as that pink blazer -- the one John Edwards didn't like so much -- before the details can be considered.

What would possess a woman to wear a jacket the color of a geranium in full bloom and then imply she doesn't want anyone to notice or comment on her clothes? Yes, a woman can still be taken seriously, viewed as tough and celebrated for her ideas even if she is wearing a sunshine yellow suit. But someone, somewhere, is also going to notice that she is dressed like a solar flare. Clinton is too smart not to know that....

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; garanimals; herthighness; hillary; hillaryclinton; mixandmatch; olcrusty; oldcrusty; pansuits; pantsuit; piaps
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1 posted on 12/13/2007 6:21:54 AM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD

I think Thatcher used to dress colorfully, and she always wore a handbag. But she’s Thatcher...and Clinton is something else to say the least


2 posted on 12/13/2007 6:24:30 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: 3AngelaD
To: Robin Givhan
Washington Post

Re: Sen Clinton's Pantsuits

That's why she's known on FR as PIAPS!

Pig In A Pants Suit

3 posted on 12/13/2007 6:24:31 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 3AngelaD
one must first get past distractions such as that pink blazer -- the one John Edwards didn't like so much

How many times did he wear it?

4 posted on 12/13/2007 6:27:08 AM PST by andyandval
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To: 3AngelaD

I think she thought that wearing pant suits would make her stronger, but I think she would mix it up more with dresses if she had started over again.


5 posted on 12/13/2007 6:27:30 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 3AngelaD
Some of her outfits are worse than others...


6 posted on 12/13/2007 6:28:16 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: napscoordinator

Yesterday, someone posted a picture of N. Korea’s leader to show a comparison of his wardrobe and Hillary’s. Pretty close.


7 posted on 12/13/2007 6:29:10 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: 3AngelaD

Mrs. Clinton is tastefully dressed once in a while.


8 posted on 12/13/2007 6:29:32 AM PST by Tax-chick (Every committee wants to take over the world.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Its her version of the Mao jacket.


9 posted on 12/13/2007 6:29:47 AM PST by Bruinator ("It's the Media Stupid.")
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To: 3AngelaD
Hillary is going to have major pantsuit envy later at today's debate.

"Diamonds or pearls?"

"What is your favorite color of pantsuit Hillary?"

"Oh really? That's mine too! I am so voting for you, girl!"

10 posted on 12/13/2007 6:30:00 AM PST by jdm
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To: aimhigh

I think I saw the comparison too. I just can’t believe that she would do that intentionally. I don’t agree with anything she stands for but I think she is somewhat sane and wants the presidency and can’t imagine doing anything to hurt her chances. Now after she wins...shutter, then anything goes with her.


11 posted on 12/13/2007 6:32:25 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: reagan_fanatic


12 posted on 12/13/2007 6:33:59 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: reagan_fanatic


13 posted on 12/13/2007 6:34:01 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08 OR Hunter/Thompson '08)
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To: 3AngelaD

It is important to discuss Hillary’s fashion sense as it indicates how she will act as the leader of the free world.

Washington Post refuses to focus on charges laid out in “Whitewash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, but Conservatives Will “ co-authored by L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham.


14 posted on 12/13/2007 6:34:33 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

And they pass this drivel off as legitimate political commentary.


15 posted on 12/13/2007 6:36:23 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: 3AngelaD
Does she even have hips?...

Do bears [blank] in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? Is Al Gore full of bear [blank]?

16 posted on 12/13/2007 6:36:39 AM PST by DManA
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To: ConservativeDude

That was when LADIES wore dresses, and looked, smelled and acted like a woman.


17 posted on 12/13/2007 6:42:00 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: reagan_fanatic

Sweet mother of pearl, where was the toxic warning, fer cryin out loud? Now my mouse refuses to scroll for fear of what will come next.


18 posted on 12/13/2007 6:47:42 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: DManA

I have seen her in person on numerous occasions and if someone told her to haul a**, she would have to make several trips.


19 posted on 12/13/2007 6:49:48 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: jdm

The ugly stick was busy on her.


20 posted on 12/13/2007 6:49:49 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: 3AngelaD

I consider myself a fashion guru of sorts. And I’m right around the age of Madame Hillary. A bit younger but yes, a middle aged maven.

Further, I’m sure Hillary has fashion advice aplenty but still I can’t believe those in charge can’t dress her better.

Now the Hill does have those thick ankles we so like to make fun of on this forum. I’ve seen women with those ankles and they are very unattractive. I pity the women who are so cursed.

Thus I understand why the Hill wears pantsuits as they cover those ankles and I wouldn’t know my stuff if I didn’t advise that she continue to wear pants. If she goes to a dress or skirt....hey it’s very hard to hide those ankles.

Still....first....DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A DAMN PANSUIT? Forgive my shout but I’m just sayin’....

How about a nice pair of khaki pants paired with a brown blue cropped jacket? Button up the cropped jacket and underneath have a nice cinnamon shell with a lacy top peeking through.

Or some navy blue pants, a bright geranium blouse with a bow paired with a matching navy blue vest?

Well I could go on and on but I’m telling you those pansuits, even when she wears the pink ones, are boooooring.

Hillary isn’t built that bad. All she needs to cover up are the ankles. Why those constant boring, ugly pansuits, which look like polyester God forgive, say nothing for the woman’s fashion sense.

Hey....clothes are important.

At least they’re way more important than the meterosexuals on the Hill’s campaign give them.

It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


21 posted on 12/13/2007 6:50:07 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: 3AngelaD

The pantsuit is Clinton's uniform...tan jacket with black pants...

22 posted on 12/13/2007 6:50:23 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: reagan_fanatic

Is this for real or photoshop???


23 posted on 12/13/2007 6:55:43 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Fishtalk
Hillary isn’t built that bad. All she needs to cover up are the ankles.

I dunno - it isn't just the ankles. She's got a wide butt, and short legs. She looks "squat". Her face isn't bad-looking, since she's had so much work done.

Even though I hate to admit it, I've been bugging my hairdresser to cut my hair like Hillary's. It's a very flattering cut. (My hairdresser can't stand Hillary, and was appalled that I wanted my hair cut like hers.)

24 posted on 12/13/2007 6:56:05 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: 3AngelaD
Doesn’t Hilliary ever wear a simple pair of jeans with a sweatshirt ? At least Bush wears blue jeans sometimes even though he forbids them at the WH even for tourist.
25 posted on 12/13/2007 6:56:43 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: jdm

Someone posted a picture of Hillary yesterday,giving an address in New Hampshire, where she was wearing a brown pants suit. She was brown from head-to-toe: looked like a UPS truck!


26 posted on 12/13/2007 6:59:39 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 3AngelaD
CRUSTY THE PANTSUIT
Tune: "Frosty the Snowman"

Crusty the pantsuit
Was like clothes that you'd discard,
With a sweat-stained top
And a stretched-out butt
And two legs that smelled like lard.

Crusty the pantsuit
Was pulled out most ev'ry day.
As she put it on,
Hilly sang this song:
"Black is slimming, so they say."

She must have bought the pantsuit from
A wizard or an elf,
For when she took it off at night,
It stood up all by itself!
Oh . . .

Crusty the pantsuit
Was a fashion felony,
But the Freepers say,
"We can laugh and play
With these threads on Hillary."

Frumpety frump frump,
Frumpety frump frump,
Look at Crusty glow.

Rumpety rump rump,
Rumpety rump rump,
Over the Hill we go!

27 posted on 12/13/2007 7:01:11 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: 3AngelaD

28 posted on 12/13/2007 7:02:29 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: napscoordinator
I think she is somewhat sane

LOL! I'll betcha' that win, lose or draw she'll have a meltdown moment before it's over. I don't want her having that moment in the White House, thank you very much.

29 posted on 12/13/2007 7:02:39 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Rummyfan
PANTSUIT IN THE WIND
Tune: "Candle in the Wind"

Hello, Crusty Queen,
Though you never cleaned it at all,
You had the guts to wear your suit
While those around you crawled.
They crawled out of the odor
And they kept on holding their nose,
They shouted from a distance
And they begged you, "Change your clothes."

And it seems to me you wore your clothes
Like a pantsuit in the wind,
Never knowing what to change to
When the stains set in.
And I would have liked to have worn one,
But it would make me ill.
Your perfume wore out long before
Your pantsuit ever will.

30 posted on 12/13/2007 7:02:48 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Her Thighness.)
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To: Rummyfan
looked like a UPS truck

Given the choice, I think I'd rather spend time with the UPS truck.
31 posted on 12/13/2007 7:03:00 AM PST by chrisser (Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between “conservation” and the neutron bomb.”- Mark Steyn)
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To: 3AngelaD
I believe the Swift Kids for Truth: "Hillary Clinton is a man!"
32 posted on 12/13/2007 7:03:06 AM PST by quark
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To: chrisser
Given the choice, I think I'd rather spend time with the UPS truck.

Actually, given the choice between those two, I'd rather we elected the UPS truck for President.
33 posted on 12/13/2007 7:03:51 AM PST by chrisser (Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between “conservation” and the neutron bomb.”- Mark Steyn)
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I Googled 'cankles'...

34 posted on 12/13/2007 7:04:34 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: 3AngelaD
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
35 posted on 12/13/2007 7:06:06 AM PST by vortigern (Defeat the RINOs: Bennett (R-UT), Craig (R-ID), Graham (R-SC), Gregg (R-NH), Hagel (R-NE), Kyl (R-AZ)
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To: Fishtalk
Have you seen this one?


36 posted on 12/13/2007 7:10:02 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: RoseofTexas

Of course it’s photoshopped, Hillary didn’t look like that thirty-five years ago.


37 posted on 12/13/2007 7:10:52 AM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: vortigern
I have legs like that too, and I rarely wear dresses or skirts because of it. I am not overall as heavy as Hillary and I am tall, but the fat knees and thick ankles just are not attractive and can actually be distracting!

I do think Hillary could wear skirts below the knee, perhaps with some nice boots to hide the ankles. There are very flattering skirt styles out there now that can really take off the pounds. On the other hand, when I know I am going to be doing a lot of running around I always wear pants and low-heeld or flat shoes. Just more comfortable and easy to get around in.

38 posted on 12/13/2007 7:13:05 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Remember the Pentagon - - www.pentagonmemorial.net)
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To: 3AngelaD

Robin, have you ever stopped to consider how completely worthless your career is? What lasting value is there, after all, in writing long disquisitions about what clothes people wear? What a completely empty, pointless waste of time, energy, bandwidth, and mental abilities. Has it crossed your mind that you might actually do something worthwhile during your sole trip through this life?


39 posted on 12/13/2007 7:13:21 AM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: Fishtalk

Question for you: Would you watch an episode of “What not to Wear” that featured Hillary? It would be interesting to see her ambushed, but I don’t think I could watch a whole episode of her.


40 posted on 12/13/2007 7:15:16 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: reagan_fanatic

{gark!}


41 posted on 12/13/2007 7:16:51 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: Fishtalk

Cropped jacket???? You are joking!! Hillary obviously has someone making her clothes because the JAckets are exactly the same....and they are FLATTERING because they hit below her wide hips, come in at the waist exactly right....they really are perfectly made for her shape. Her clothes are nice, she isn’t!


42 posted on 12/13/2007 7:21:40 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CORedneck

Good Lord....why would Hillary be caught in jeans and a SWEATSHIRT??


43 posted on 12/13/2007 7:22:48 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Inspectorette
Her face isn't bad-looking...

Opinions may vary.


44 posted on 12/13/2007 7:25:55 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: traditional1

Snorty snort of the day. “My eyes!...My Eyes!...”


45 posted on 12/13/2007 7:26:12 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Inspectorette

Hello Inspectorette....

I like Hill’s haircut and she does have a fairly nice face although I guess she had work done.

As for having a wide butt and short legs...well don’t we all? I don’t know a woman on the planet who doesn’t think her butt is too big although my memories are filled with men who adored my own fine fat-bottomed butt. Heh.

Anyway....there’s ways to disguise a wide butt and the legs, well like I said, the only thing to disguise those ankles are pants. Pants or a very long skirt.

Those ankles are a real problem. I almost feel sorry for the woman. I had a music teacher with ankles like that and I spent many a music class wondering how on earth such a thing could happen.

I wonder if Chelsea’s got those ankles.


46 posted on 12/13/2007 7:27:49 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: DeFault User
Now this is what everyone of her fans want to know...


47 posted on 12/13/2007 7:29:52 AM PST by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: DeFault User

Dear Lord....

Come on...who in the hell dressed this woman in this thing?

She could do way better than this. Again, she’s not built that bad. Surely....

I’d have her looking great in no time.

As to changing her wretched personality and idealology....I don’t have a clue.


48 posted on 12/13/2007 7:30:17 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers

That’s the Ticket!

A below-the-knee skirt with a nice suede pair of boots.

She’d look great.

Top the skirt and boot combination with a nice sweater worn with a simple necklace...damn.

Anything but those pantsuits.


49 posted on 12/13/2007 7:33:19 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Aw come on. Hillary’s over 60 years old. She looks like a 60 year old woman.

Fred Thompson...hey is his a beautiful face?

Generally her face and hair look okay.

Or, but of course, ReaganFanatic is so beautiful that the sun must blink in his or her presence.


50 posted on 12/13/2007 7:35:38 AM PST by Fishtalk (If you liked the above post, remember I've got a Blog you might like to visit.)
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