Hillary Clinton’s Neckline
Robin Givhan is at it again. She has a story on C1 of today’s WaPo about Hillary Clinton’s cleavage.
There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.
She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education. She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top. The neckline sat low on her chest and had a subtle V-shape. The cleavage registered after only a quick glance. No scrunch-faced scrutiny was necessary. There wasn’t an unseemly amount of cleavage showing, but there it was. Undeniable.
It was startling to see that small acknowledgment of sexuality and femininity peeking out of the conservative — aesthetically speaking — environment of Congress. After all, it wasn’t until the early ’90s that women were even allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor. It was even more surprising to note that it was coming from Clinton, someone who has been so publicly ambivalent about style, image and the burdens of both.
The last time Clinton wore anything that was remotely sexy in a public setting surely must have been more than a decade ago, during Bill Clinton’s first term in office when she was photographed wearing a black Donna Karan gown that revealed her shoulders. It was one of Karan’s “cold-shoulder” dresses, inspired, Karan once noted, because a woman’s shoulders remain sensuous and appealing regardless of her age.
I’m sure everyone here who came in via Google search for “Hillary Clinton Cleavage” want to see the photo. We aim to please, so I have placed it below the fold. Warning: This may not be safe for work.
Shocking in it’s brazen sexuality, no?
Uh . . . no. And not just because it’s Hillary Clinton, either. That’s not exactly a risquée outfit, is it? I’m no great fan of the junior senator from New York but, really, this is a non-story.
So, why is it on the front page of the style section? Apparently, Robin Givhan has some photos of Post editors in compromising positions, is related to the owner, or something. This is, after all, the woman who gave us Dick Cheney’s Auschwitz parka, Condi Rice’s commanding boots, John Roberts’ Stepford Children, John Bolton’s Senate-defying haircut, and other follies. The Post has been giving prominent placement to this nonsense for over two years, so clearly she’s got some kind of leverage.