Archive for December 9th, 2007


√ Thorough Wardrobe Analysis For Hillary Clinton

December 9, 2007

womens_suit1.jpgWhen it comes to a careful analysis of -and speculation about the psychological motivation behind- Hillary Clinton’s selection of attire, Robin Givhan at the Washington Post is on top of it.  Bigtime.  Today’s entry:  Wearing the Pants – Envisioning a Female Commander-in-Chief

The first graph:

The mind, so easily distracted by things mauve and lemon yellow, strays from more pressing concerns to ponder the sartorial: How many pantsuits does Hillary Clinton have in her closet? And does she ever wear them in the same combination more than once?

Ah yes, the latter is definitely the eternal question. Wait a second…does anybody really “ponder” such things? Robin goes on, and only gets sillier:

Is even considering the senator’s clothes a kind of chauvinistic assault? Or is it merely the intellect trying to wrangle some sort of order out of the imagination? Oh, the tumult!

It’s worth pointing out that this is apparently A-section material for WaPo. I suppose that, in the world of newspapers, this was a promotion for Givhan’s work. After all, her last journey into this fascinating realm landed in section C. Lots of bloggers remember that one: Hillary Clinton’s Tentative Dip Into New Neckline Territory

I think it’s safe to move on now. However, with 11 months left in the campaign, my money’s on Robin not being able to resist the temptation to pen an entire column on Clinton’s earrings.  Anyone want to give me odds? Political Blogger Alliance