√ 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?

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  1. Hmmm…. Maybe it’s a political statement or maybe she’s uncomfortable with the way her legs look. Either way pant suits aren’t very feminine but surely it won’t make a difference in the election – will it?

  2. Beats me. I’ve never seen one of these female politicos in person. I’ve just seen them in photographs, which usually capture them from the waist up or higher. So I’m not sure how the heck it would make any difference.

    It looks like Ms. Givhan’s just trying to make a quota or a deadline or whatever with a piece that is, for all intents an purposes, much ado over nothing.

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